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Antibiotics to treat diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I've been having major diarree the past 4 days but before that I was throwing w up what can I do to make myself better.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   How did it all start?
User :   I'm 28 and im not to sure how it happend I was at work on Friday and threw up
Doctor :   How many times did you throw?
Doctor :   up?
Doctor :   Did it start with stomach ache, fever or indigestion?
User :   I threw up twice
User :   And I did have a fever but it didn't last long
User :   But after that I started have diarree
Doctor :   How many times you are losing stool?
Doctor :   What is the consistency now?
Doctor :   Is it large in quantity each time?
User :   I was going about 5 to 6 time a day now its only 3 times aday
User :   Only when I tryed to eat there was a lot.
Doctor :   Are you sure you did not have this kind of symptoms prior to last friday?
Doctor :   Do you have stomach pain before you go to stool?
User :   I've been drinking a lot of gatorade
Doctor :   Gatorade shall not help you
User :   No its not really making my stomach hurt so much
Doctor :   In fact if it is more than 5 days, it is better to get physical examination as you may need a course of antibiotics
Doctor :   and some supplements
Doctor :   Till then take 200ml of warm water with pinch of salt and 1 tsp of sugar in it, 5 times a day
Doctor :   You may add cumin seeds to it
User :   My what ok thankyou for your time
Doctor :   It can be infective diarrhoea
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