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Does gastroenteritis normally need hospital care?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless you are severely dehydrated.

In brief: No

Unless you are severely dehydrated.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Elizabeth Chmelik
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on age/other

Usually, gastroenteritis is a self-limiting condition and gets better on its own without needing to be in the hospital.
However, sometimes the nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea can be severe enough to cause dehydration. If you are unable to keep any liquids down or have other medical issues such as diabetes, you should be evaluated by your doctor. This is also true for infants & elderly. Thx.

In brief: Depends on age/other

Usually, gastroenteritis is a self-limiting condition and gets better on its own without needing to be in the hospital.
However, sometimes the nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea can be severe enough to cause dehydration. If you are unable to keep any liquids down or have other medical issues such as diabetes, you should be evaluated by your doctor. This is also true for infants & elderly. Thx.
Dr. Elizabeth Chmelik
Dr. Elizabeth Chmelik
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