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Diet For Gastroenteritis Patient
Dysentary: Dysentary has blood in stools. Serious situation. ...Read more
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Had my IVIG today and infusion room also had patients positive for influenza A & B and gastroenteritis. Anything else I can do besides panic about getting sick?
Don't panic: Take a deep breath: 1) reassure yourself you are ready to take action if and when you develop symptoms of the flu like fever, malaise, diarrhea, achy joints, cough 2) call your doctor and get a prescription for oseltamivir 3) wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently 4) Avoid touching eyes/mouth 5) I hope you received a flu shot this year, and 6) Stay calm- you'll make it through!. ...Read more
What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese
Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more
My husband is a renal transplant patient. He was diagnosis today w/ gastroenteritis. 1hr ago he had no fever now his temp is 103 I don't know what to do.?
What is the definition of a hard and bloated stomach or upper abdominal? And does it affect gastroenteritis patients?
Bloated stomach: Your question is kind of vague, you have to explain more or call in our consult service, Upper abdominal mostly refers to problem above the belly button involves stomach, duodenum, small intestine, gall bladder areas. Gastroenteritis means inflammation or infection in the stomach and small intestine that can cause bloating in the upper abdomen. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Yes: Dysentery is a severe infection with the passage of mucous and blood and is usually caused by a bacterial infection such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter of e coli 0157:h7. If these are treated with the appropriat antibiotics (in the case of salmonella and e. Coli antibiotics are usually not used and they resolve spontaneously) they can be totally cured. ...Read more
2nd day BRAT diet after severe gastroenteritis requiring ER IV fluids, no food at all for 2 days. Anything else ican eat?
GE: You can probably advance to solid food that is not fried. Boiled, broiled or baked with limited fat contents. You may want to avoid lactose containing food since transient deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down lactose can occur. You may get alternative point of view from other physicians ...Read more
No: Gastroenteritis means an inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. There are many causes. Self-limited viruses are the most common cause. Other causes include lactose (dairy) intolerance, celiac disease (wheat gluten sensitivity), inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) and others. If it is recurring, it should be further investigated by your doctor. ...Read more
I am sufferin 4m gastroenteritis fa 3 days. Ws takin oly curd rice n butter milk fa past 3 days. Bt my doctor sayin tat diet vil incrse my probs. S t so?
Butter milk is hard: On gut. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Brat diet for 14 days with viral gastroenteritis is this good? And still do not feel too god maybe because of the lack if nutrients in the diet.
Gastroenteritis: 14 days with gastro? Are you sure of your diagnosis? Usually simple "stomach bugs" don't last that long. My usual recommendation is to push fluids for the first 24 hrs, then when adding food back to follow "BRAT" diet for another 24-48 hrs. I suggest a visit to your doctor for a thorough assessment of what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi. I had the stomach flu 4 days ago.lasted about 24 hours. Now haven't had a bm for 3 days. Soft diet of water, soup, toast, pudding, and applesauce?
I am having stomach flu for 4 days. I am experiencing pain in tummy and have not seen doctor so far. Pls help in what is cure and diet?
Agree w Dr. Cattano: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). Take care. ...Read more
Stomach flu sat. Was high fluids rest I ate on mon but was on brat diet since diarrhea came back tue. Wedhad solid bowel. Can I eat regular now?.
Diarrhea: Yes, but stay away from greast food for several days. ...Read more
Stomach flu with nausea but no vomiting or diarrhea. Possible for the BRAT diet to prolong the problem by being too much for my stomach?
Can I eat my high protein diet? After I was sick this past wknd with stomach flu. Its wed I had a solid bowel movement.Still, on brat diet can I eat?
Try to eat as you normally would.
If you abd discomfort returns see your doctor. ...Read more
The symptoms of Stomach Flu (Viral Gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever.
According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of one to ten days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more
Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis — prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more
Fluid: Stay well hydrated, control nausea and get some bed rest until symptoms have improved. This seldom lasts more than a day or two, and if it stays longer see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and if you cannot keep things down — see your doctor. ...Read more
— food and water borne-- Guardia, campylobacter etc
— food poisoning may give similar symptoms ...Read more
Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
Yes but not commonly: Acute gastroenteritis is extremely common & most cases resolve on their own with simple support care. (many cases of "stomach bug" or the inaccurately-titled "stomach flu" are mild cases of food poisoning.) Way, it's still a pain in the gut w/ similar symptoms & similar care. More serious infections do occur, especially in countries or areas w/ poor sanitation. More sick or lasting, see your doc. ...Read more
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