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Suffering from upset stomach, severe cramps, diarrhea, nasal congestion, throat pain. Causes and cure?

Hi, I ve been presenting diarrhea , and nasal congestion . It started last Wednesday. It began with my stomach being upset and really bad cramps , particularly after eating. Then by Friday afternoon I got very congested and my throat hurt too. Now I still have congestion, and sometimes I get cramps although the diarrea is gone. My mom got it too, although she still has diarrea. What might this be?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

your symptoms point towards viral infection mostly the flu.
though diarrhoea is not a part of the flu but it is seen in some adults approx 6-10%.
since it is a viral affliction,antibiotics wont work and you to wait for the virus to pass out.just like in your case,your mother's symptoms will also subside in few days.

till then i would advise
-take lots of fluids to prevent dehydration
-don't take outside food
-avoid strenuous exercise.

if the diarrhoea is lasting for more than two days you can take anti-diarrhoeal drugs for symptomatic relief.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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