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I had diarrhea during my vomit session on Wednesday
Well this is more likely to be a stomach bug, viral gastroenteritis
Important thing now is to take appropriate home care
home care is usually sufficient for this specially since the vomiting has stopped though you are still nauseous
I will just note down the general steps of home care
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do I need to take any medicament for this?
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
Bismuth subsalicylate (brand names: Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol): This is for vomiting if it is severe. The usual dose is 2 tablespoonfuls every half-hour to one hour if needed.
You should not take more than 16 tablespoonfuls of the regular-strength suspension or 8 tablespoonfuls of the concentrate in twenty-four 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.
Also if there is severe cramping
Viral gastroenteritis usually resolves spontaneously.
You will also need to see your doctor if it persists for more than 7 days.
These steps will help to resolve this problem
also help you get over your weakness
follow these steps and you will soon be all right
wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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