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My one month old infant is vomiting, diarrhoea and no fever?

My one month old infant is vomiting, diarrhoea and no fever?

See below: Before seeking medical care you may try a period of resting the stomach without feeding for a 1-2 hrs and reintroducing a smaller amount and allowing your infant to digest things more efficiently by keeping him/her upright and allowing the stomach to empty. Reflux can be common. Loose stools is an infant norm-never formed or hard. If fussy and not consolable see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Why does the norovirus sometimes cause people to have vomiting only or diarrhoea only, rather than both?

Why does the norovirus sometimes cause people to have vomiting only or diarrhoea only, rather than both?

Norovirus: Symptoms caused by any infection can vary; not all expected symptoms are always present. Norovirus infection can cause dehydration very quickly if both vomiting and diarrhea occur together. Having one and not both can make treating the condition a little easier. ...Read more

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Why does the norovirus sometimes cause vomiting only and sometime diarrhoea only instead of always both?

Why does the norovirus sometimes cause vomiting only and sometime diarrhoea only instead of always  both?

Norovirus: Symptoms caused by any infection can vary; not all expected symptoms are always present. Norovirus infection can cause dehydration very quickly if both vomiting and diarrhea occur together. Having one and not both can make treating the condition a little easier. ...Read more

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I want to know what kind of food born illness would cause vomiting, nausea and cramps ONLY, but NO diarrhoea? Can you list some pathogens please?

I want to know what kind of food born illness would cause vomiting, nausea and cramps ONLY, but NO diarrhoea? Can you list some pathogens please?

Many: Having been a victim of such myself recently after eating baby spinach at upscale metropolitan resturant...these are usually associated with diarrhea but can occur without: salmonella, e coli, listeria, hep A. ...Read more

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Why does viral gastro sometimes cause vomiting and diarrhoea if those two symptoms don't do anything to get rid of the virus?

Why does viral gastro sometimes cause vomiting and diarrhoea if those two symptoms don't do anything to get rid of the virus?

They are symptoms: There are viral particles in your emesis and stool, but the virus causes inflammation that lasts for days so you can have vomiting and diarrhea for days. The damage that virus causes lasts longer, sometimes weeks. When virus destroys the absorptive layer of your guts, it can take a while to regenerate, and meanwhile, your food doesn't get digested as well and diarrhea continues. ...Read more

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8yrchild,intermittent lower right quadrant pain,sluggish,off food,slight temp 37.2.no vomiting, diarrhoea, slight constipation,pain started 12 hrs ago?

8yrchild,intermittent lower right quadrant pain,sluggish,off food,slight temp 37.2.no vomiting, diarrhoea, slight constipation,pain started 12 hrs ago?

Physician assess: Because of the position of the pain and the presence of slight fever he/she should be examined for the possibility of appendicitis. Twisting of an ovary would be another concern if your child is a female. Poor appetite and sluggish behavior also fit with appendicitis. Have your child seen by your MD or in the ER if more quickly available. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus it's been 2 days he has diarrhoea with no vomiting dr said to stop milk he won't have his solids he's hungry?

My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus it's been 2 days he has diarrhoea with no vomiting dr said to stop milk he won't have his solids he's hungry?

Formula is fine.: Your little fellow needs fluids. It is fine to continue formula or breast milk when a child has diarrhea. Pedialyte is another option as is water with some fruit juice for flavor. He'll need lots of tender loving care. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting. But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

My 9 month old baby has the gastro virus no vomiting.  But temperature diarrhoea it's the first day he's taking fluidswell now mucus blood in his poo?

Doctor exam needed: Any time there is blood in a child's poo, especially one so young, you needs to see a doctor for an examination to ensure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause diarrhea &vomiting?

Please tell me what can cause diarrhea &vomiting?

Sure, but...: A generic question or your symptoms? We can have your answer if you tell us if there's pain, it's location, intensity, duration, timing (with meals, urination, stooling) ; accompanying issues like fever, tenderness, bleeding, weight loss or signs of malabsorption ; circumstances (pregnant, stressed). Also, recent travel, antibiotic use, exposures, NSAID use, stones, pancreatitis, ulcers, ibd, etc? ...Read more

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What could cause frequent bouts of vomiting and diarrhea?

What could cause frequent bouts of vomiting and diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause green diarrhea and vomit? I was feeling perfectly fine until a couples of hours ago, then it hit me so fast and I vomited 3 times

What can cause green diarrhea and vomit? I was feeling perfectly fine until a couples of hours ago, then it hit me so fast and I vomited 3 times

Food poisoning?: In an otherwise healthy person, usually food poisoning. Rehydration is the principle goal in treatment in most cases. Strict hygiene practices to protect contacts, although the culprit agent is often a toxin that is not infectious. ...Read more

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How can I treat my baby's diarrhea and vomiting?

How can I treat my baby's diarrhea and vomiting?

Fluids!: The whole answer is fluids. There is no medicine that you can obtain (the er has a couple at hand) that stop vomiting. If your child gets gastroenteritis (stomach flu), the only thing you can do is try to keep up with the fluid loss. Sometimes a probiotic like culturelle can replenish bacteria in the gut and help diarrhea "a bit", but if fluid replacement can't keep up, you need to call your doc. ...Read more

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Last evening I vomited several times and had very intense hiccups for five minutes. This morning I had diarrhea. What is the cause?

Need evaluation...: There are many conditions that can present with similar symptoms. The most common reason is a virus and the treatment is to make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. However, if you feel very sick, high fever, suffer of other illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, it would be wise to get seen ASAP by your doctor or urgent care facility. ...Read more

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By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?

By which mechanism the exposure to sun or for hot temperature can get us sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, high body temp.), what is the cause ?

Hyperthermia/heat sk: Heat or sun stroke is caused by 2 much exposure and lack of hydration and salt depletion, especially if there is a breeze. U r sweating and losing water and sodium but u feel cool which gets u into trouble. Ur body overheats and then sweating stops and temperature increases, and the end result is what ur describing. U need 2 hydrate/salt tablets/get into air conditioning/or ice 2 lower body temper. ...Read more

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What can cause my 7-month-old to have diarrhea and vomiting?

What can cause my 7-month-old to have diarrhea and vomiting?

Gastroenteritis: Vomiting and diarrhea in children, in the absence of other symptoms, is most commonly caused by viral infections. Food poisoning or ingestions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been vomiting for five hours and I've recently experienced diarrhea. Yesterday I had eel and a lot of vodka, would either of those be the cause?

I've been vomiting for five hours and I've recently experienced diarrhea. Yesterday I had eel and a lot of vodka, would either of those be the cause?

Stomach flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, (naproxen) Advil) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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