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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi my husband feels sick has diarrhoea and feels cold since this morning any ideas?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   What is his age?
Doctor :   Did he have food outside home?
User :   Yes chicken last night
User :   He is 45
Doctor :   Does he have abdominal discomfort?
Doctor :   Is it watery diarrhoea?
User :   Yes although I wouldn't say bad
Doctor :   Does he have mucus in the stool?
User :   Yes diaorrhea is watery
User :   No not in his stools
Doctor :   Did you record temperature?
User :   No temp
Doctor :   How many times did he visit sool
Doctor :   stool since morning
Doctor :   I mean loo
User :   3
Doctor :   Any blood streaks along with water?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok, as per your description it could be a food poisoning
Doctor :   You can wait for 24 hours for the pain and stools to subside
Doctor :   before you see a doctor for prescription medications
Doctor :   Till then I suggest the following
Doctor :   1) Ample amounts of water intake
Doctor :   2) Tab IMMODIUM, 1 tab, twice a day
Doctor :   3) Fluid diet
Doctor :   which is non spicy and pinch of salt
Doctor :   90% of times It should subside within 24 hours
User :   Brilliant thank you doctor
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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