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Hi, my symptoms started with a few days of slight head aches

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Hi, my symptoms started with a few days of slight head aches and dizziness and now upset stomach for a week. My appetite has been off and now I've just noticed slight raised lymph glands at the back of my neck and head. Is there anything that can be done or should I just be patient? Thanks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Can you elaborate what you mean by an 'upset stomach'?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have diarrhea or vomiting?

Customer: Hi thanks. Just diarrhea a couple of times a day.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would not worry too much. Sounds like a viral infection.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should make sure that you should take more electrolyte rich fluids like gatorade and pedialyte.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

More bananas, rice, toast.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

BRAT diet is what I am talking about i.e. banana, rice, apple sauce and toast.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

More details on the following weblink:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet

Customer: I thought as much. Just have bust building job and I 'm always 50%. How long could it take before I better?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

A few more days at the most.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Viral infections can take up to two weeks.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So a few more days and you should be okay.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If your symptoms do not improve in the next few days then I would recommend that you should see your doctor.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Seeing a doctor because you may require an antibiotic as any diarrhea over two weeks is then most likely a bacterial diarrhea.

Customer: Thanks. If not I guess I'll go see someone. Take care.
Customer: Will they prescribe flucloxaciliin?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The most commonly prescribed drug for diarrhea is ciprofloxacin.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Diarrhea two times a day is very mild

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So as far as my opinion is concerned you can wait for a few days.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Antibiotic is usually given in cases of more severe diarrhea that has lasted for more than ten to 14 days

Customer: Not loosing water fast no. Anyway won't take up anymore of your time. Ghodahafez.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Allah hafiz.

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