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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

What causes viral gastroenteritis?

Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Location is issue.: Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. See: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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What is viral gastroenteritis?

What is viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other sources need to be ruled out, especially if there is pain or bleeding from above or below. ...Read more

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How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?

Clinically: It's frequently a diagnosis of exclusion as it's generally a self limited illness - lasting less than 24 hours or so. ...Read more

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Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is affected by marasmus (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Marasmus: Forget about sex, ethnicity, etc., merasmus is a form of severe malnutrition, often starting in children who are very young. It has little to do with sex and ethnicity, etc. Please read up about in on the web and, if this directly involves you, follow all of the information provided. ...Read more

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24 y/o fm, flu +, tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effect of diarrhea, day 1 menses, 103* temp. Poss kidney pain/cramp, acid bubbles in stomach related to fever reducer?

24 y/o fm, flu +, tamiflu (oseltamivir) side effect of diarrhea, day 1 menses, 103* temp. Poss kidney pain/cramp, acid bubbles in stomach related to fever reducer?

Usual flu s/s: What you are describing are pretty typical influenza signs and symptoms. Even though you are on tamiflu, (oseltamivir) these are not going to disappear today or tomorrow. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) reduces the length of illness by a day or two, but until then, you will feel like you do and run fever as you are. If the urinary symptoms worsen, make sure you have not developed a urinary tract infection on top of things. ...Read more

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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

No: Diferent symptoms, different set of germs, different mechanism of disease, different means of infection. Swine flu has fever, cough, profound fatigue, transmitted by droplet/respiratory, i.e. Cough, or exposure to virus on surfaces like doorknobs. Food poisoning/gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial. Usually requires ingestion, but surface exposure can do it too. Wash hands, use purell type. ...Read more

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Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more

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Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?

Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read more

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Primary symptoms of typhoid , measeles, influenza.

Primary symptoms of typhoid , measeles, influenza.

Way too much for 400: Characters or less. Check these sites. Measles: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/measles.Html. Thphoid: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002308/. Influenza: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/flu.Html. Seek medical care if you are trying to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Day1 severe diarrhea, vomit 1x early AM Day2 normal stool, vomit 2x late PM No fever. 6yo , bellyache & leg pain only complaints. Virus or other?

Day1 severe diarrhea, vomit 1x early AM
Day2 normal stool, vomit 2x late PM
No fever. 6yo , bellyache & leg pain only complaints. Virus or other?

Likely virus: Acute viral gastroenteritis classically presents with acute vomiting for the first 1-3 days and subsequent development of watery non-bloody diarrhea. Fevers may or may not be present. Focus on fluids like pedialyte or water if no history of kidney problems for rehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more