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Stomach ache and headache, diarrhoea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am wondering what to do, i have had a stomach ache and headache since Saturday. Last night i woke up feeling sick, i kept retching but with no vomit. I have been passing loose stool every hour for about 12 hours now. Could this be food poisoning? what is the nest thing to do to prevent passing any more loose stool. I also have a sever headache but i think that is off retching violently last night.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I
User :   hi
Doctor :   Reading , plz wait
Doctor :   Did you travel or ate out side food?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you drink alcohol?
User :   no
Doctor :   ae you taking any medicines?
Doctor :   *are
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems?
User :   not that i am aware of, i sometimes get heartburn, i took a gaviscon for that on saturday night
Doctor :   Did that help?
Doctor :   How old are You?
User :   yeh it helped get rid of the heartburn a little bit
User :   23
Doctor :   Do you have any abdominal pain now?
User :   on and off, not as bad as it was last night
Doctor :   sorry u said stomach ache
User :   yes
Doctor :   So right now you loose motions
User :   yes, im using the toilet almost every hour
Doctor :   and stomach ache
User :   stomach ache is minor now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Can you able to hold fluids
Doctor :   Can you able to drink and hold
Doctor :   Usually food poisoning can present as vomiting or diarrhoea
Doctor :   I don't know the source of infection
User :   i dont need the toilet straight after drinking, ive only been sipping water
Doctor :   I am not sure what is the reason for diarhoea. But this is what u need to do
Doctor :   You need 1. fluid intake
Doctor :   if you can not take by mouth you need IV fluids
User :   i am able to take by mouth
Doctor :   ok Then drink plenty of electrolytes fluids
Doctor :   clear liquids
Doctor :   then can be juices too
User :   will that make me vomit ?
Doctor :   And take Loperamide tablet 3 times day for 2-3 days
Doctor :   U said you are abe to drink water
User :   yes
Doctor :   So drink clear fluds
Doctor :   mix water+ electrolyte powder
User :   aswell as take tablet ?
Doctor :   If the diarrhea do not stop in next 8 hrs and if u r very dehydrated , u have chances of severe dehydration and u might need IV fluids
Doctor :   Yes take tablets to stop diarrhea
User :   can i buy this at the pharmacy ?
Doctor :   'I thnk so
Doctor :   Just ask OTC med to stop diarrhea
User :   OTC ?
Doctor :   Over the counter
User :   ah rite
Doctor :   Did I answer ur Q
User :   yes
Doctor :   1. drink water_ electroltes
Doctor :   2. Take Loperamide
User :   would i be able to just take the diarrhea med and drink water
Doctor :   3, wait for 12 hrs
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Thank you
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