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Oral Live Virus Vaccine For Diarrhea
I've been having loose stools for the past several days can someone tell me if it's a virus or something I ate?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
My 20month old is been having loose stools up to 5 times per day, dr says is just a virus but shes been like this for 4weeks, a virus last this much?
No, but....: ...The important thing is if she is acting normally or sick. If she is not loosing weight, not vomiting, has no fever and is otherwise well, then there are three possibilities: 1. This is her normal stool pattern now. 2. The virus produced a temporary loss of an enzyme needed to digest certain foods. Usually, this is lactose and it can last a couple of months. 3. She has a parasite or bacteria. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a virus that causes abdo discomfort and 1-2 episodes of loose stools per day? Also achy and tired.
Enterovirus: Yes. Enterovirus end can cause symptoms like that. They usually last several days to a week. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. If it isn't improving, or is worsening you may need to see your physician. ...Read more
2yr old with cough, green loose stools and poor appetite x 2 days. Drinking OK. virus? Wait it out or take him in?
To clarify I don't have vomiting as symptom just abdo discomfort, loose stools and feeling very fatigued. Can this be a virus?
Yes: Could be viral gastroenteritis even if there is no vomiting. Start w clear liquid like water, 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
1yr old with 5 days of foul loose stools 4 times/day. Today bowel is pale color & gritty like. Is this more than virus? Ran fever prior
I've been told I have virus which consists of stomach ache, tiredness and a few loose stools. Do you viruses usually include vomiting?
Are there any specific viruses in the 89128 zip code that involve throwing up and diarrhea for 12 hrs . My husband is just starting to hold fluids?
How come some stomach viruses cause vomiting while others only cause diarrhea? Is there a way of preempting vomiting by forcing diarrhea?
G.I. viruses.: There are many different viruses that affect the G.I. tract, some of which cause diarrhea, and others which cause vomiting or other symptoms. Nothing that you can do will change what the symptoms of a particular virus will be. The best thing to do is to maintain adequate hydration and get plenty of sleep. Good luck. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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