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Is there effective medication that will decrease gastroenteritis symptoms?

Is there effective medication that will decrease gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: You do not specify your symptoms, but there are numerous medications available for your symptoms. ...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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Was diagnosed wd gastroenteritis. Given 14 pills for 14 days. Should i continue medication cuz i'm well now on the 6th day?

Stay on treatment : Best to stay on the prescribed treatment but certainly follow with the physician after treatment ends. If symptoms worsen or recur, return to see the doctor quickly. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?

I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?

Irritable bowel: There is no instant treatment for IBS. Symptoms will vary from day to day. Use medication, meditation, diet and exercise to help manage symptoms. ...Read more

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Can i take anti nausea medication for what i think is viral gastroenteritis with minocycline. ?

Can i take anti nausea medication for what i think is viral gastroenteritis with minocycline.
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Stop minocycline: Minocycline itself can cause stomach upset. If you do have gastroenteritis, your stomach has enough to deal with at the moment. Let your doctor know you are stopping it. You can resume it on your doctors advice after your gastroenteritis resolves. ...Read more

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Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

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 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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Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Sudden? Gradual?: You don't mention how or if the impairment was confirmed, but distress, especially chronic and untreated, can itself take a functional toll on mental activity quality. If you can find even symptomatic relief for the GI pain, you might discover a cognitive improvement too. If not - maybe a psycho-neurological exam can find a basis. Nutrition also may play a role. If severe, seek answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom has the stomach flu. I have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. Since I have touched her, will I get it?

My mom has the stomach flu. I have been around her and gave her fluids and food along with medication. Since I have touched her, will I get it?

Practice hand hygien: Wash hands with soap and water after the each contact, wear gloves, barrier against sputum of the patient. You can prevent or at least minimize any risk to yourself with smart hygiene protective strategy. ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis?

What is gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is: usually a viral illness affecting the GI tract. Sx's: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). Average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis?

Is the fancy name: For "stomach flu". It's an infection, usually viral that results in vomiting or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can sex spread gastroenteritis?

Can sex spread gastroenteritis?

Usually Yes.: Any exchange of body fluid can potentially increase one's risk for an infection. If either you or your partner is sick, i would advise to take a break until everyone is better. ...Read more

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Can you die from gastroenteritis?

Yes: Rotavirus group a is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It causes a dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. More than a half-million infants and young children worldwide die of rotavirus gastroenteritis each year (parashar et al, 2009). Fatalities from viral gastroenteritis are more likely to occur in those at the extremes of age or the immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis usually?

What causes gastroenteritis usually?

Germ invasion: The gut viruses are spread through saliva & end up on a variety of surfaces like door knobs or shopping carts & live for hours or days.The average adult will pass germs from their contaminated fingers to their face or mouth several times per hour. These germs invade the lining of your gut & cause symptoms.Some bacteria can enter the same way & cause the same sx. Frequent handwasing can reduce this. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get gastroenteritis?

Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatment. Treatment is supportive and symptom directed. ...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