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Acid Reflux and Diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   yes I was in a chat a few min ago and got cut off
Doctor :  
Yes I know
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You can continue.
User :   ok i was asked if i took any medicine and the answer is yes i took some yesterday
User :   i took asprin and acid reflux because i had pizza and thought i was having problems from the pizza
Doctor :   May I know what it was.
User :   but now im having problems again after eating solid food
Doctor :  
Yes acid reflux can be due to Pizza and even aspirin
User :   prilosac i believe is how its spelled
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   the asprin was for the fever
Doctor :   How did you progress with aspirin?
Doctor :  
Has the fever subsided
User :   no fever
User :   yes
User :   but still diarrhea
User :   not as frequent as yesterday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How many times have you gone today?
Doctor :   Is there any mucus, blood or foul smell?
User :   before the sandwitch it was about 4-5 times from about 1030am until 9pm
Doctor :  
ok
User :   foul smell no blood or mucus
User :   just watery
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Do you pain in the abdomen?
User :   after the sandwitch i have been going more frequent and my stomach makes a bubbling sound
Doctor :  
Are the stools large in quantity or is just the frequency is increased?
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   no and when i touch or put slight pressure no pain
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
But is there any pain while passing stools?
User :   hmm frequency has increased
User :   not unless there is a long period of passing
User :   usually no pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Have you consulted a doc?
User :   not yet
User :   I can't get out of the house long enough
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this is the longest I have gone without using the restroom
Doctor :  
With the symptoms you have mentioned,
Doctor :  
I can think that infection is the root cause of the problem
Doctor :  
It can be viral, bacterial or parasitic
Doctor :  
If it is viral, nothing other than symptomatic treatment is required
Doctor :  
It will subside in next 24 hours
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
So if it is bacterial, you might need to take antibiotics for a specific period of time
Doctor :   If it is parasitic, you will need antiparasitic medications
User :   should I stay away from solid food for 24hr?
Doctor :   Now you can take IMMODIUM tablet which is over the counter
Doctor :  
No you can continue to take solid foods, but should be hygenic enough
Doctor :  
Avoid foods from restaurants
Doctor :   Are you following?
Doctor :  
IMMODIUM you can 2 tablets per episode not more than 3 times a day.
Doctor :  
More important than medications, is replenishing with fluids
User :   ok
User :   sorry had to go to restroom again
User :   it is a little painful from going sooo much recently
Doctor :  
You may add a fist of sugar and a pinch of salt to 1 liter of water or ORS
User :   ok
Doctor :   Follow these conservative measures to ease the symptoms
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   ok ty doctor
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Kindly fill in the feedback form and say done when you finish it.
Doctor :  
Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   yes
User :   I will do those things right away
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thank you doctor for your time and for your help. If it passes 24hr i will see my physician for medication
User :   no not at this time
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
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