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I have had sickness & dyhria for 3 days is it a bug going

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I have had sickness & dyhria for 3 days is it a bug going around
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

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are you feeling very weak? is there any blood in stools?

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This is likely to be an episode of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu).

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Viral gastroenteritis presents with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, although there may be diarrhoea alone

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This is often preceded by headaches, fever and flu like symptoms.

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Treatment for this is mainly supportive:

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Rest.

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Plenty of fluids- you should take water, fruit juices, electrolyte fluids like Gatorade

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Bland diet: the BRATTY diet - banana, soft rice, apple sauce, toast, tea and yoghurt is recommended

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Small meals.

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You can take the following OTC medicines:

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Loperamide (one brand name: Imodium): This is for diarrhoea if it is severe. the dosage is 2 caplets after the first loose stool, then 1 caplet after each loose stool that follows. Take no more than 4 caplets or 8 teaspoonfuls in 24 hours

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You will need to report to the doctor if your diarrhea is so severe you get dehydrated, or you pass blood in vomit or stools.

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Viral gastroenteritis usually resolves spontaneously.

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You will also need to see your doctor if it persists for more than 7 days.

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report to the doctor for any severe symptoms

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these steps will help to get over this

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