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Hi, my wife and I have been experiencing vomiting and diarrhea

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Hi, my wife and I have been experiencing vomiting and diarrhea all afternoon and evening. He head is starting to spin. Shall I call emergency? What can we do from home? Thanks in advance for your help.
Vincent.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi Vincent,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Based on the symptoms, it sounds like food poisoning.

Mysticdoc :

Since both of you are sick, this is likely from contaminated food or water.

Mysticdoc :

Stomach flu is another possibility.

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

Yes. Many thanks for the quick answer. What shall we do?

Mysticdoc :

Ofcourse, drink plenty of fluids like Gatorade if possible to avoid dehydration.

Mysticdoc :

However, if you cannot keep anything down, then anti nausea medication injection ( compazine) is required.

Mysticdoc :

For that purpose and IV hydration, it is better to go to the local hospital.

Mysticdoc :

The symptoms usually improve within 24 to 48 hours.

Mysticdoc :

But severe dehydration should be avoided as that can cause kidney failure.

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

So you think it is very serious and we need to start to worry?

Mysticdoc :

it can become serious if the symptoms are worsening.

Mysticdoc :

Hydration is very important.

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

Water is not enough correct?

Mysticdoc :

no

Mysticdoc :

has to be oral rehydrating solution or and electrolyte rich fluid.

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

Like gatorade?

Mysticdoc :

yes correct

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

All right. So to conclude, we need to start worrying if symptoms are worsening in the next hours?

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

And in the meantime => gatorade.

Mysticdoc :

yes correct

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

Would you happen to know a website with 24/7 emergency hospital locations in UK?

Mysticdoc :

yes

JACUSTOMER-kybn7khr- :

Great. Many thanks for your help tonight.

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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