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Manuka Honey Treatment For Gastroenteritis
Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis,
a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract.
The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products,
bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast.
Crystal light and water to drink and stay hydrated.
If vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools and recent travel
outside US occurs, contact Pedi MD thru health tap.
Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher, on staff. ...Read more
Can bacterial/acute gastroenteritis be transmitted to my girlfriend if I kiss her? I'm currently in the last stages of my treatment.
Difficult to tell: Bacterial gastroenteritis is an unusual disease in the usa. Far more likely viral. Either way, kissing would be an unusual means of transmission and would depend on so many variable factors that it would be very tough to determine the risks without knowing exactly what you had. ...Read more
I have bacterial gastroenteritis. Final stages of treatment. It's been a week. How long do I have to wait before I can kiss my girlfriend?
I have had 7 infections so far this year, most viral like cold and gastroenteritis. I never need treatment. But I'm concerned I have immune problem?!
Immunodeficiency: If you have had infections which resolved spontaneously it would be very improbable that they are due to some defect in immune function. Generally these would seldom resolve if your immune system was at fault. If you are concerned about HIV disease the best thing to do would be to go and be tested. If this is somatization and anxiety a therapist might be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 21 year old male and get 8-10 infections a year like common cold, gastroenteritis. It always goes without treatment. Should I be concerned though?
If 23 year old male got 20 viral infections in 1 year. Cold, gastroenteritis, sinusitis. All resolve without treatment, is it concern though?
Immunodeficiency: On average, a person can get 5 or 6 colds and coughs per year. You're reporting 3 times that amount, so I suspect something is wrong. Chronic stress will weaken the immune system as will lack of sleep--but I think u need a formal evaluation to make sure there's nothing else seriously wrong. Obviously paying attention to hygiene should help- try hand washing frequently, avoid handshakes etc. ...Read more
Diagnosed with gastroenteritis & was given metronidazole & cipro, (ciprofloxacin)I'm getting itchy all over, I have been taking them for 3 days, I still need treatment?
What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?
Nausea~: Hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperazine), (prochlorperazine) which would work better than metaclopamide, but metaclopamide can be used in mild cases. You will need to ask your doc for a script for Compazine (prochlorperazine). thanks ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Raff: Hydrate. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. No fancy new treatments. ...Read more
Stomach bug: Gastroenteritis is medical term for stomach flu. The most common cause is viral and not serious. Less commonly it is caused by bacteria like ecoli & can become life threatening. The most important thing is to keep hydrated and limit the portion size of foods. Blood in stool or vomit or not being able to keep things down, see a doctor immediately! Prevent it with good hygiene and food choices. ...Read more
If a 23 year old male Has 15 infections, cold, gastrointeritis a year they resolve without treatment would it be concern?
Misdiagnosis: I would bet these are not all infections but some allergies and other common seasonal issues. But, you also list Hypochondria as a condition you live with. Doctors have very good tests to tell you if you have any common immune dysfunction. You do not have to guess anymore. There are tests available to you at your doctor's office. ...Read more
Yes and no: Fluoroquinolones including Ofloxacin are indicated to treat multiply resistant shigellosis. However, almost all cases found in United States are susceptible to ceftriaxone. Side effect affecting soft tissues, e.g., tendon rupture, limit the use of "floxacin" in children under 17 years of age. ...Read more
Kindly advice about proper permanent treatment for shigella amoebic dysentery I am having this problem for the last more 4 - 5 months?
For 2 years, I've been through 5 different rounds of treatment for H.pylori and it hasn't helped. The medicines I was on were for 2 weeks, 5 different xs Does honey get rid of it?
Tx: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more
Thank you so much for your respond. I went to urgent care because my doctor was close. The urgent care doc did the flu swap to see if I had flu. He said it is just viral infection no treatment. I was told to take raw honey and drink water and gargle with
Gargle with warm: Saline? Please give a little more info here. Glad it was just viral. ...Read more
How should I cure constipation with gastroenteritis? I've had it since thursday but I've only been constipated for two days.
Fiber and water: Usually with gastroenteritis, people have diarrhea. But if you're stopped up, fiber + water is one of the best ways to have a bowel movement. Insoluble fiber from fruits and vegetables is best. Stool softeners and other otc meds like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help too. Narcotics and minimal exercise make constipation worse. Best of luck! ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Gastroenteritis refers to infection of your intestines usually leading to diarrhea, sometimes crampy & painful but not usually associated w/constipation. This has nothing to do w/period cramps which should come cyclically during that time of month. Best to go see your family doc to clarify & address your concerns. ...Read more
Fluid replacement: There is no "cure"for a viral gastroenteritis. The important thing is to keep up with fluid losses--usually staring with small volumes of fluid and increasing as tolerated. Food and fluid if diarrhea is the problem. If that does not work, IV fluids may be needed, or an anti-emetic, such as zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more
Define "dysentery": "dysentery" is a non-specific term that means there is something wrong with your gut to cause diarrhea. More specifically, the term can be applied to: viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, radiation exposure, eosinophilic disease, tuberculosis involvement, autoimmune problems as with systemic lupus, crohn's disease. Get a clear diagnosis from your doctor before delaying appropriate treatment. ...Read more
That depends on: Severity of case. In some situations oral rehydration works fine. In more severe cases- IV hydration may be required. ...Read more