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Lower abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   I have lower abdominal pain. In my lower back and and to my left side in the front. I have diarrhea, and wanted to throw up. My lips are very dry like chapped.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   30 minutes before the pain started I had eaten a tbone steak, 2 eggs sunny side up, hash brown
User :   46 years old
User :   female
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your history does look like an gastroenteric infection
User :   And right before I ate that while waiting for the food, I had a cup of decaf coffee with milk
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That this type of infection
Doctor :   is mainly through the food and water
User :   I went four time to the restroom already. I drank Peptol Bismol and XXXXXXXX seltzer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   It is good that you are taking rehydration
Doctor :   but you shall require certain antibiotics as well
Doctor :   to combat the infection
Doctor :   infection can be bacterial/viral/parasitic
Doctor :   sometimes in combination as well
User :   whic antibiotics do you recommend?
Doctor :   I cannot prescribe antibiotics without examining you
Doctor :   but you can get it with a personal consultation with the doctor
Doctor :   Are you getting it?
User :   getting what?
Doctor :   The suggestion which I am giving
User :   Oh. yes.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The antibiotic shall also be combined with an antiparasitic
Doctor :   for better effect
Doctor :   Talk about it when you consult the doctor
Doctor :   Meanwhile rehydration is required
User :   antiparasitic
User :   ?
User :   like metronidazole?
Doctor :   antiparasitic medications yes
Doctor :   also Tinidazole
Doctor :   ornidazole
Doctor :   but all are prescription medications
Doctor :   Rehydration take good amount of fluids
User :   what about mebendazole?
Doctor :   and also the ORS
User :   what is ORS?
Doctor :   Usually the other 3 I mentioned have better success rate in combination with antibacterials
Doctor :   ORS- Oral Rehydrating Solution
User :   like what?
Doctor :   It is called as Electral if you are aware of
Doctor :   or called as ORS
Doctor :   it is a powder which shall have to be mixed with water
Doctor :   and taken to replenish fluid loss
Doctor :   Havent you used it before?
User :   no. first time i hear about it.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your doctor shall prescribe it
Doctor :   or ask about ORS in any pharmacy
Doctor :   they shall give you
User :   ok.
Doctor :   It is a OTC
Doctor :   other fluids like juice, tender coconut, milk, buttermilk, curd are also required
Doctor :   in your normal intake
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