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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi, id like to know how long does gastro lasts for
Doctor :   gastro?

User :   gastroenteritis
Doctor :   Could you be a bit more specific?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age - 18 occu - student location - marital - single - weight - 55 height - 180, not dependent
Doctor :   gastroenteritis can vary from mild to severe
Doctor :   the duration would depend on the nature of illness
User :   such as?
Doctor :   but most of the time if no treatment is taken
Doctor :   the patient could go into complications
User :   i've been told to take panadol
Doctor :   it ususally reduces if treatment is taken in 3 days to say a week
Doctor :   ok
User :   but isn't that just a pain reliever?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is for fever and cold
Doctor :   do you have any cold or cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you have any fever?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any stomach pain?
User :   yea
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the right
Doctor :   who gave you this tablet?
User :   my doctor just recommended it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you tell me what exactly happened?
Doctor :   from the time you were ill?
User :   it was 3 days ago, i bought a subway, and the next day i had a churning stomach
Doctor :   okd
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had other food but
User :   that was my first time eating a subway
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and then what happened?
Doctor :   did you have loose stools or vomiting?
User :   yea
Doctor :   ok
User :   just once
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any blood or mucus in the stool or was it just watery?
User :   it was like yellow
User :   ish
Doctor :   when did you get the fever?
User :   i didn't
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you take plenty of fluids
Doctor :   like juices
User :   ok
Doctor :   also avoid eating out for a week
Doctor :   eat freshly cooked food
User :   ok
Doctor :   also take lactobacillus powder
User :   is there any medication that can speed up my treatment
Doctor :   and mix in water
Doctor :   and take small sips
User :   ok
Doctor :   the powder can be given in any drug store
User :   i also had a cold after the day
User :   i had gastro
User :   would that be related?
Doctor :   just eat bland food avoid greasy and spicy food
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   cold is not related to gastro
User :   what about diarrhoea

Doctor :   and you may just have had a mild viral diarrhea
Doctor :   not gastro
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   cold and diarrhea unrelated
Doctor :   the panadol was probably given for the cold
User :   i mean, the adverse affects
Doctor :   no
User :   of the subway
User :   could it have causeddiarrhoea
Doctor :   gastro is much more sever than diarrhea
User :   i see
Doctor :   there would be several vomitings and loose stools
Doctor :   with fever
Doctor :   just follow the tips i told you
Doctor :   and avoid cold weather and dust for your cold
User :   k
Doctor :   for a week
User :   a week
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   please confirm your details
Doctor :   yes
User :   is that
User :   the maximum time
User :   or avg
Doctor :   if there is any diarrhea or fever then you may have to see the doctor again
Doctor :   the max
Doctor :   as you dont seem to have a major attack
User :   should i be able to go back to uni in a week
User :   or stay an extra day after that
User :   to make sure
Doctor :   you can even go now
Doctor :   only thing is just follow the tips i told you
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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User :   don
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no thnx
User :   thnx for the help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
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