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Suffering from fever. Having blood in stools or vomiting. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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User:Hi, I have been suffering from fever for last 3-4 days. It was around 102.5 for the first 24 hours and I took paracetamol. Since then its subsided to around 99-99.5. It is accompanied with an upset stomach, loose motions, stomach pain and cough. I was feeling better yesterday but the stomach problem is back today. Kindly advise.
Doctor:did you have any blood in the stools or vomiting
Doctor:Since you did have fever
User:since thursday night
Doctor:I think we would be looking at some kind of severe infection
User:The stomach ache comes for a couple of minutes at a time, and if I go to the bathroom I feel better
Doctor:So a course of antibiotics like ciprofloxacin is required
User:you mean its a stomch infection?
Doctor:actually the intestines have been affected
Doctor:Thats why its hurting
Doctor:Once we take care of the infection
Doctor:the pain will become better
Doctor:since I would not be able to prescribe antibiotics
Doctor:I think it would be best if you see a local physician
Doctor:also simultaneously
Doctor:have a lot of fluids
Doctor:take 1 packet of electral and dissolve in 1 litre of water
Doctor:consume within 24 hours
User:I have heard of few people getting various forms of typhoid...its not something more severe right?
Doctor:This needs to be taken till the diarrhoea settles down
Doctor:With typhoid, it would have not become ok on its own
Doctor:It has settled down a little
Doctor:there it would be worse
Doctor:In any case
Doctor:if we give you a course of ciprofloxacin
Doctor:It would take care of the typhoid also
Doctor:In the rare case that it is actually typhoid
User:ok, great
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Thats it for now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:Thanks Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:Take care
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