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Medicine For Viral Dysentery
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
What drug would stop nausea and vomiting caused by viral gastroenteritis, that doesn’t have heart related side effects?
and he will prescribed Zofran ( ondansetron) ) or , less likely, Tigan ( trimethobenxanmide) or Compazine ( prochlorperazinen ). I suggest following a clear fluid diet as follows: No solid food for 24-48hrs
Force fluids: Electrolytes rich 8-10 8 oz. glasses of Powerade, G, Vitamin water, Pedialyte and sugar water.
Avoid ALL citrus, alcohol and NSAIDS (Advil. Aspirin or Aleve)
Call physician for protracted vomiting.
Jell-O made with Powerade, Vitamin Water, or G-OK
After 48 hrs.: soft bland diet: boiled chicken, dried tuna, mashed potatoes.
Must be passing urine every 2-3 hours, if not, increase fluid intake. ...Read more
GI sx's: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach bug: Viral gastroenteritis is medical lingo for a stomach bug. The virus attaches to the cells of the GI tract causing it to increase secretion or inhibit absorption leading to vomiting diarrhea. It tends to be very infectious ANS spreads through areas of close contacts. Good handwashing is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you better?: Your use of the past tense suggests that you're over it. If so, you should do nothing. But if you still have diarrhea, i'd suggest avoiding milk products until you've completely recovered. Diarrheal illnesses can cause you to be temporarily lactose intolerant, so milk products can delay recovery. ...Read more
Gastroenteritis: Viral gastroenteritis is a condition often referred to as the 'stomach flu'. It usually involves the acute onset of upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes fever and chills also occur. It usually is self-limited and resolves after a few days. The risk of consequences is usually due to dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid contact : Viral gastrointestinal infections can be very contagious. They usually resolve on own without any intervention but can cause significant fluid loss. In an adult it rarely causes much problem but a child can get dehydrated much easier and may require fluid replacement. Since they resolve quickly it is better to wait to interact with children. ...Read more
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