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Gastritis due to excessive alcohol consumption - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband cannot keep fluids down after drinking,
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello.
User :   so we are trying to figure out if he needs to go to the hospital or not.
Doctor :   Can you eplain it in little bit more detail ?
User :   he drank probably too much whiskey last night and was fine all morning, had been eating and drinking, then this afternoon got ill feeling and can't keep liquids down
Doctor :   Visit your GP
User :   like right now? do you have any other questions?
Doctor :   Do not feed him with anything other than juices til a physcal examination is done
Doctor :   Can i you tell me the symptoms in detail ?
User :   just vomiting and can't keep water down, other than that he feels fine
User :   he doesn't have a fever or headache and his breathing is ok as well
Doctor :   ok, as i said just feed him with juices but do not over load let it be in sips
Doctor :   i consider it to be due to Gastritis
User :   ok
Doctor :   try with TUMS or Prilosec Otc either may help
Doctor :   Prilosec one tab per day
User :   do you think it'll just pass with time? oh ok
Doctor :   better empty stomach
Doctor :   it could be self limiting , but if it worsens then visiting ER is must
User :   ok, he is just concerned b/c he was fine all day and it just hit..
Doctor :   need not worry ,
Doctor :   its could be just a GI upset or gastritis
User :   ok thanks! is there any thing else we should do to help relieve the symptoms
User :   he doesn't really take medications so the priolsec isn't an option
Doctor :   follow my advice , i would expect him to be normal after skipping two meals and supplementing them with juices
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   happy new year
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