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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).
Viral gastroenteritis presents with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, although there may be diarrhoea alone
This is often preceded by headaches, fever and flu like symptoms.
Treatment for this is mainly supportive:
Plenty of fluids- you should take water, fruit juices, electrolyte fluids like Gatorade
Bland diet: the BRATTY diet - banana, soft rice, apple sauce, toast, tea and yoghurt is recommended
You can take the following OTC medicines:
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
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.
Viral gastroenteritis usually resolves spontaneously.
You will also need to see your doctor if it persists for more than 7 days.
report to the doctor for any severe symptoms
these steps will help to get over this
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