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Diarrhea Vomiting Associated Gastroenteritis
It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 : 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
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