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How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

Keep hydrated: Continue baby's breast milk or formula, he may tolerate smaller amounts at a time if he is vomiting. Watch for at least 3 wet diapers a day. A cotton ball can be useful if he's having watery stools to distinguish stool from urine. Limit his "P fruits" like peaches, pears and prunes, as these may worsen diarrhea. Studies show the sooner babies get back to regular diet, the sooner it resolves. ...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 "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


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Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?

Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?

It has been describe: It has been described but am not certain how validated those descriptions are. It is unusual but other neurological syndromes have been noted. This is not an easy question to answer and you can discuss it with your physician and if so needed be referred to a center that treats lyme disease. ...Read more

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On third gastro. Why so hard to find doctor who will treat Crohn's without use of dangerous drugs for life?

On third gastro. Why so hard to find doctor who will treat Crohn's without use of dangerous drugs for life?

Research treatment: Crohn's disease is a serious lifelong condition that can lead to multiple complications including strictures (narrowing), bleeds, fistula's (false passages). Depending on your crohn's extent and severity, the types of drugs needed may differ. Though almost all drugs have side effects, you have to make informed decision between the risk of untreated crohn's vs. The types of drugs needed. ...Read more

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I have GERD (gastro reflux disease). What is done to treat this disease?

I have GERD (gastro reflux disease). What is done to treat this disease?

Medication: There are three main ways to treat gerd. First is behavior changes such as avoiding foods like fried and fatty foods, carbonated beverages, coffee, chocolate. Next would be medications to shut down acid like zantac (ranitidine) (h2 blockers) or Prilosec (ppi's).99% of people can be controlled this way but infrequently surgery can be done as well to prevent acid from getting into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Frequent heartburn since cholescectomy 2 months ago. Gastro thinks is bile reflux but that will go when body adjusts. Is this true? Best meds to treat

Frequent heartburn since cholescectomy 2 months ago. Gastro thinks is bile reflux but that will go when body adjusts. Is this true? Best meds to treat

Heart burn: Gall bladder is a storage organ for bile. Once Gall bladder is removed, bile starts to reflux, which gives heart burn. You may take Pepcid (famotidine) or ranitidine or Omeprazole in the mean time to help with heart burn. But it is true that body will adjust in few months and your symptoms should decrease. Also take all the diet precautions for heart burn such as avoiding Spicy food, acidic foods, sodas, Jui ...Read more

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Is Rehidrat safe for my wife to take, she is 35 weeks pregnant and was recently treated in hospital for a bout of gastro (diarrhoea, vomiting & nausea?

Is Rehidrat safe for my wife to take, she is 35 weeks pregnant and was recently treated in hospital for a bout of gastro (diarrhoea, vomiting & nausea?

Yes: Putting back the water and salts (electrolytes) that she looses with diarrhea is of great importance- especially in pregnancy. Rehydrate or similar is therefor not only safe, but essential. ...Read more

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My Rbc slightly elevated. Being treated for LPR with ranitidine. See gastro this week for chronic throat clearing. I'm worried. Do I need a chest ct?

My Rbc slightly elevated. Being treated for LPR with ranitidine. See gastro this week for chronic throat clearing. I'm worried. Do I need a chest ct?

Mgt: I would suggest an in box consultation. Do you have a history of smoking? chronic cough or respiratory difficulty? Have you provided three samples of sputum for cytology? ...Read more

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Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent. Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy

Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent. Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy

Consider CBT: A course of cognitive-behavioral therapy focused on restructuring your thinking about your overall health -- even if it turns out that there's something minor with the heart. If your exercise tolerance is reasonably normal and you passed the basic heart tests, your heart's okay. Consider also a lifestyle change -- hitting the gym hard, making friends with athletes -- could cure you. ...Read more

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Why is ranitidine used to treat acute gastroenteritis?

Why is ranitidine used to treat acute gastroenteritis?

Non-infectious cause: Lots of things can cause GI distress --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), many viruses &bacteria. Zantac reduces acid-related gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?

Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Is there any doctor in south texas that can treat viral gastroenteritis or viral infections?

Is there any doctor in south texas that can treat viral gastroenteritis or viral infections?

Usually don't need: To see the doctor to treat viral gastroenteritis or a cold. However, usually a GP and up can tx if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take mass gainers (protein supplements) under omeprazole medication? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.

Is it okay to take mass gainers (protein supplements) under omeprazole medication? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.

Probably okay: No drug-drug interactions are listed on www. Drugs. Com when omeprazole is taken along with amino acid chelates. Ref. Https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1750-0, 1507-9826 ...Read more

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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

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.
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27 yr-old started having odiferous very yellow urine 6 months ago, treated in Nigeria for a Dx of gastrointestinal infection; looking for a cure.....?

27 yr-old started having odiferous very yellow urine 6 months ago, treated in Nigeria for a Dx of gastrointestinal infection; looking for a cure.....?

Needs to be tested: Your only complaint is odiferous yellow color urine.By itself it does not suggest any condition. The first thind I suggest is to get examined by a doctor and may need detailed history, comprehensive physical examinatio and blood and urine test, to find out if there is anything wrong with you. If there is to make proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Why did I get gastro twice?

Why did I get gastro twice?

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

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How do avoid gastro problems?

How do avoid gastro problems?

It depends: You need to be more specific on what kinds of gastro problem you might have, is it feeling bloated? Pain after a meal? Regurgitation? Diarrhea? Etc...Eat less sugar, fat and try gluten free foods with smaller portions and more frequency would be a great start! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the causes of gastro?

Most are virus: Most causes are rotovirus and norwalk virus. They are limited and usually resolve on its own without the use of antibiotics. Oral rehydration is the best way to keep up with fluid losses. ...Read more

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What can I eat when I have gastro?

What can I eat when I have gastro?

Bland diet: Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. Stay away from milk and juice but drink electrolyte providing liquids. Your diarrhea should clear up in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What are gastro-resistant tablets?

Pills that: Do not dissolve in the stomach (for the most part) so that the medication can be absorbed in the intestines. ...Read more

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Dear gastro, what is Rifoximin for?

Travelers diarrhea: Typically used for travelers diarrhea. Now also marketer for IBS with diarrhea. Also used to treat hepatic encephalopathy in end stage liver disease (cirrhosis) ...Read more

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Wat are the symptoms of gastro realy?

See below: Gastroenteritis normally presents with vomiting and diarrhea. Or either alone. You usually have some abdominal discomfort, and may have a fever. ...Read more

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Yakult for gastro, can it actually help?

Yakult for gastro, can it actually help?

Is a probiotic dairy: Probiotics put good organisms into your gut. Yakult is a branded dairy drink that contains lactobacillus ; is available over-the-counter. It needs to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. Alternative probiotics don't require refrigeration ; offer different organisms. ...Read more