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How to treat diarrhea?

My 20 year old daughter ate at a restaurant on Sunday afternoon.Last night she had severe diarrhea and vomiting,high temperature and chills.She had a tablet this morning which stopped the diarrhea but she has vomited twice more today.She has had paracetamol to keep the temperature down but she still feels really ill and says she feels like she is dying and has complained of stomach cramps and muscular aches and her feet are really cold.She doesn´t want to go to the Doctors but do you think she should ? Thank you !
Asked On : Sat, 31 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Feb 2016
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history about your 20 year old daughter, who developed, vomiting, diarrhea, high temperature and chills lat night. She had tablets in the morning and the diarrhea stopped, vomited twice today, feels really ill and feels like dying, has also stomach cramps, muscle aches, and feet are cold.
This is an emergency as there is gastroenteritis with signs of toxemia.
I would advise you the following:
Take her to ER for urgent replacement of fluids, electrolytes, antibiotics and supportive therapy.
Get her tests of blood: culture and sensitivity, WBC, Electrolytes.
Treatment as per the findings.
Do not treat at home.

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