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Why Is It That After I Drink I Get Diharea
My mother in law has cold fever, throws up a lot can't even drink water and has diharea. What could be the cause?
Gastroenteritis: This is a very common malady and usually resolves in 5-7 days. If, however, she fails to get better or is becoming dehydrated because of lack of intake, or really has fever in excess of 100 f she should be seen by a doctor. This could be one of numerous causes, viral, bacterial, food-borne, primary bowel disease, etc. Needs a full evaluation if not clearing quickly. ...Read more
First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem). ...Read more
It's possible!: Carbonated drinks can contain many additives, including caffeine, that can cause headaches in people sensitive to them. Also, anything that is really cold can cause an 'ice cream headache, ' due to chilling and constricting the blood vessels that pass by the back of the palate. ...Read more
Well: It is not inhaled, it is not used per rectum, it is not used by patch, it is not used sublingually, it is not used intravenously. I don't know another way. ...Read more
I have better ?: why do you KEEP ON DRINKING when you get week-long hangovers every time. I am afraid the answer is that you are developing an alcohol use disorder, previously called alcohol abuse/dependency. Continuing to use a substance despite regularly getting harm from that substance is a hallmark symptom of a disorder. It is because you are likely drinking way too much, too often. Stop&get help from doctor. ...Read more
Put it on the table: Although milk products have long been touted as a great way to "get your calcium", there are other sources of calcium as well. If junior is eating meat and green vegetables, cheese, yogurt, pudding and/or ice cream, he's probably getting adequate calcium. It's not worth arguing about. If you're still worried about his intake, give him a daily vitamin d and a calcium carbonate antacid tablet daily. ...Read more
No: Binge / episodic drinking can cause withdrawal (or dependence for that matter) symptoms if done frequently. It is much more likely and potentially life-threatening to withdraw from daily alcohol use. Contact a qualified alcohol detox program for assistance. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Contagious: If you mean drinking from the same glass that the person with herpes uses, it can be spread to you especially if that person has an active eruption. Oral contact with the herpes virus transmits it. If you have an immunity to the herpes virus you may not break out with the sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess salt: Excess salt can be generally sickening in the stomach - more worrisome is the potential that salt may be elevating your blood pressure - - some individuals are salt sensitive with bp and you may feel the rise in bp as an adverse effect. Check your bp every hour after salty meal to see ...Read more
Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event. ...Read more
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