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I was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and the doctor did not give me medicine. Why?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually resolves

without medications.
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.

In brief: Usually resolves

without medications.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Simethicone (Gas-x, and others) can really, really help with bloating and cramping, too! It even helps the diarrhea, bloating and cramping that some women get on the first couple of days of their periods. Sadly, I discovered this far too late!
Dr. Susan Rhoads
For me, at least, I mean.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virus

Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and usually is self limiting treated with diet and kaopectate or Imodium (loperamide) if needed.
Some cases are caused by food poisoning and they are also managed the same way unless they are due to certain bacteria which require antibiotics.

In brief: Virus

Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and usually is self limiting treated with diet and kaopectate or Imodium (loperamide) if needed.
Some cases are caused by food poisoning and they are also managed the same way unless they are due to certain bacteria which require antibiotics.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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