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Can you lease help for the past week i had a really bad

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hi can you lease help for the past week i had a really bad cough a temp of 38.1 to 38.6c and from 3 days ago i cant eat or drink i feel sick or have dirrhoea and i start retching and a painful headache and sore stomach and tiredness can please help with this
JA: Have you used any medication for the cough?
Customer: no i have not just paracetmol
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the cough?
Customer: no i havant
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: i have asthma and i forgot to meantion i i am dizzy to and i have had covid in beignning of september end of august
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: i have schiaziphina but not on medication no more
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Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have bloating, gas, tenderness of the abdomen?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
25 female and no i dont but a
bit tenderness in abdomen
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

Your symptoms are suggestive of gastrointestinal infection, acid reflux (which can cause cough), bronchitis. Usually, this is viral in origin.

The initial management is as follows;

1) Pepto Bismol/Bismuth subsalicylate

2) Lomotil/Imodium; may only be given if the diarrhea is vigorous.

3) Gatorade/Pedialyte/Electrolyte solution

4) Plenty of fluids

5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths/vegetable soups, coconut water also can help. Or

BRATTY diet - banana, soft rice, apple sauce, toast, tea, and yogurt are recommended.

6) Probiotics

7) A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day.

8) Steam inhalation.

9) Deep breathing exercises.

10) Omeprazole.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.