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Are Anti Diuretics Recommended For Diarrhea In Gastroenteritis
I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read more
Yes: Though you may rehydrate better with other options. ...Read more
My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?
I was diagnosed with viral gastroenteritis 3 days ago and am still having watery diarrhea. Should I be worried?
Not yet: If yo go a week or more with continued diarrhea, I would get lab tests and see your Dr again. ...Read more
I've had gastroenteritis for over a week now and I'm desperate. Still have bubbles cramps and some diarrhea, could it be something else?
Vomited/fever 5 nights ago, seemed to get better (tho appetite never returned) and only now am having diarrhea. Is this common for gastroenteritis?
My daughter woke up Thursday morning with vomiting and diarrhea. She went to Dr. And its gastroenteritis. Vomiting is gone, diarrhea not. Now what?
"BRAT diet": Continue to encourage hydration with simple fluids: water, electrolyte replacement fluids etc. Steer clear of dairy products and sweetened drinks (juices, "koolaide" etc). Encourage bland, easy to digest foods like: saltine crackers, dry toast, oatmeal, rice cereal, bananas, apple sauce. Her GI tract needs a little time to recover from the gastroenteritis. ...Read more
I have gastroenteritis presumably from eating something? . No diarrhea for 8 h but bad cramps every hr. Min discharge is bloody mucus. Worry or wait?
See doctor asap: Because of the blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
NOT prego! Does gastroenteritis come and go? Last 2 nights up with diarrhea, then stops &nausea all day! Thoughts? I'm confused!! But just feel sick?!
Can I give my 13yr old daughter some pepto bismal. She was diagnosed w/gastroenteritis on 3/27/13.She stills have a lil diarrhea only. So can I or not?
No: While the risk is fairly small, salicylates (such as Bismuth Subsalicylate in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) adult version) has been linked with reye syndrome in children, even up to the teenage years. You can consider getting the children's version of the medication, which does not have the salicylate in it. ...Read more
Been going through gastroenteritis the past few days. Taking Imodium, (loperamide) but most recent diarrhea had oily film on the surface. Is this part of sickness?
Seek treatment: I would get checked out. May need fluids or further testing. Stool appearance can be nonspecific. If oily film on surface may have problem with fat absorption. May need to see GI doc for evaluation. Need to stay hydrated even if need help by Iv fluids because you don't want to injure kidneys or get dizzy and pass out and hit head, etc. If stools float + oily, think about fat malabsorption. ...Read more
Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?
Yes: Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up. ...Read more
Why would gastroenteritis recur one week after complete recovery? Symptoms include cramping pain and watery diarrhea. I have been travelling in japan.
A Japanese bug...: Whenever one travels and eats in a foreign country, their are different types of bacteria, parasites and other organisms that reside normally in the residents of that land (colonization), but are foreign to foreigners. So 'trot' over to your gp, or a gastroenterologist or infectious disease doc. Tests for parasites like giardiasis, pathogenic e. Coli, tapeworm, will likely be done. Happy trails... ...Read more
Is it still viral gastroenteritis if diarrhea began BEFORE vomiting? Diarrhea for 3 hrs, then vomiting too, now just watery diarrhea. 27/F. Scared.
Yes, can be viral: The order of diarrhea and vomiting doesn't predict whether what you have is viral since can present both ways. Should you have bloody diarrhea or fever over 102 F then would go to your doctor. More than likely you have viral gastroenteritis and will run its course over 3 to 5 days. Can try some peptobismol ...Read more
I believe I've got serratia-gastroenteritis. I don't have diarrhea or vomiting. Would taking magnesium citrate be good to flush it all out?
Diarrhea for week now, labs done today were OK, no I didn't do a stool sample. Can this be a part of gastroenteritis? Feel worn down/tired/weak. Help!
Need your entire medical history and medications. Thymectony done for MG?
If no fever, no blood in stool, no abdominal pain,
rehydrate and take loperamide. How's your appetite?
If blood in stool or fever see a Gastroenterologisy
for stool cultures, studies, ova and parasites. You may have gastroenteritis but we need more clinical history and exposures. Good luck and feel free to consult. ...Read more
Stomach bugs only last for 24-48 hours, please list names of types of virus or bacteria that causes gastroenteritis to last 7 days wit sparse diarrhea?
Enteritis: You need a textbook to cover all the possibilities. Discuss this with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Can sudden loss of fluids (vomiting or diarrhea from gastroenteritis) cause seizures? I had a few episodes of loc and convulsions with a negative eeg.
Unlikely: You may become dehydrated and lower your blood pressure some, but this will seldom result in loss of consciousness and rarely result in seizures. You need to be seen and fully evaluated, preferably by a good general clinician with referral to a neurologist if no cardiac issues seem to be involved. ...Read more
7 y/o vomit and diarrhea 10 days ago then stopped. 2 days ago - much diarrhea and yellow bright vomit - 3 times at nighttime. Pain around belly button, feels terrible. Gastroenteritis for this long?
Is it gastroenteritis, cdiff, or celiac disease when diarrhea is accompanied w/low grade temp, head/bodyaches, egg smell and yellowish/greenish stool?
My husband has nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after being diagnosed with gastroenteritis, and treated in the hospital, what now? My husband (43 years old) was in the hospital for 4 days and treated with IV fluids and IV protonix then sent home and is havin
If the symptoms are not improving then he needs to be re-evaluated by his doctor or in an urgent care or er. There may be another issue going on such as pancreatitis, appendicitis, or choleycystitis. In the meantime make sure he drinks plenty of fluids and sees a doctor right away.
Good luck. ...Read more
Any medication that stops strong abdominal cramping due to gastroenteritis? Associated with diarrhea and vomiting
I have bacterial gastroenteritis and diarrhea just got inside my vagina... Will this harm my 7.2 week old fetus? Will it infect my womb? Help?
Unlikely: I often tell patients that women's holes are close together and it is easy to get cross contamination. Take a bath and that should help with the diarrhea in the vagina. Chances are it did not go very deeply and not enough to create any harmful problems for baby. ...Read more
The left side of my stomach feels little swollen, sore, cramp and I feel queasy but not sick. Only diarrhea once so far. Is this gastroenteritis?
Could be: If your symptoms persist see your doctor for examination. ...Read more
For 3days friend has nausea vomiting diarrhea. Got IV at ER today-blood test shows gastroenteritis. Does viral show up in blood test? Or just bacterial?
Well, the ER doctor: May have looked a clinical symptoms, history & examination in combination with a Complete blood count with differential (CBC with Diff). The CBC does not make a hard diagnosis but can be suggestive. For instance ^ lymphocytes might suggest a viral infection & ^ neutrophils might suggest a bacterial infection. A culture which was positive for a bacterial pathogen would be strong evidence ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
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