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I’ve had diarrhoea for 5 days, no vomiting. It’s now just

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I’ve had diarrhoea for 5 days, no vomiting. It’s now just water up to 10 times a day. I feel very weak.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, my GP is email only. No meds.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don’t think so
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 14 days ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I will try my best to help you.
I will answer in a moment/request for further information.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 14 days ago.

How old are you? Are you male or female?
Since when are you having the symptom?Do you have any other symptoms?Any other past illness?
Did you consult a doctor or have any tests?Did you take/use any medicine?
Are you on any regular medicine?

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 14 days ago.

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It is not from me.You may ignore it.
Please reply to the queries to answer you better.

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 14 days ago.

Thank you for waiting.I am very sorry for your symptoms.I understand your concern.There can be a few causes.In most cases it is viral. It usually gets over in 2- 3 days.Sometimes bacterial & other infections can be there.
Indigestion is a possibility too.
Please try to take plenty of fluid & electrolytes like oral rehydration fluid, gatorade.This would prevent dehydration.Please take bland, soft diet.
Rice, banana, toast can be taken.
You can take over the counter peptobismol now.It will reduce diarrhea.If you do not notice improvement, I would advise to take an examination by doctor. Stool testing, blood work can be taken.
I hope this information will be helpful.If you have any query, please feel free to ask.Your satisfaction is my goal

Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 14 days ago.

Wish you a healthy life.

Regards.