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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm a teacher. Yesterday I threw up at school about 3 hours after breakfast. I had 4 small french toast sticks and a small container of apple juice.
Felt nauseated all day long...but managed to keep everything down. Had a very soft almost liquid bowel movement before bed.
midnight, woke up needed to go. Ran to the toilet...out came...water. THis happened for a good 10 min. Took a shower went back to bed.
woke up again 1 hour later...well you get the idea...waking up every hour to poo yellowish water. Now vomitting as well. I throw up the food I eat...and the liquid I drink seems to come right back out the other end within 30 minutes of drinking. PLease help!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   NIce to meet you
Doctor :   Please give me a couple of minutes to read the query
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is it been 24 hours since the onset of the symptoms?
Doctor :   Do you have pain in the stomach?
User :   Yes
User :   and Yes
Doctor :   Did you check the temperature and blood pressure?
User :   temp was 96.8 before 99.5 last I checked this am(I usually run 97.6)...I have a blood pressure cuff...let me check that..
Doctor :   ok
User :   blood pressure 144 over 90 pulse 95
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems like Diabetes?
Doctor :   Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis
Doctor :   Can you please answer this last question?
User :   Not that I'm aware of. Grandmother died from complications of diabetes
Doctor :   Ok, your vitals are alright that BP, Pulse and Temp
Doctor :   I think you had a food poisoning
Doctor :   and you are affected with it
User :   ok...what do I do to be able to eat and drink again?
Doctor :   Since it is more than 24 hours, I think you need a course of antibiotic after 48 hours if the symptoms persist
Doctor :   Till then your diet should be fluids
Doctor :   One tepid glass of water with pinch of salt and spoon of sugar
Doctor :   and thin yogurt
User :   OK. I'll try that.
Doctor :   You can try starch with salt and sugar in it
Doctor :   The amount of fluid that you loose here should be replaced by mouth
Doctor :   That is approx measure
Doctor :   You can opt for OTC antidiarrhoeal medication also
Doctor :   along with I suggest PRILOSEC OTC, one tablet in the morning on empty stomach for three days
Doctor :   OTC antidiarrhoeal include Tab. IMMODIUM, thrice a day
Doctor :   after meal
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   Yes :-)
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries
User :   No...this is very helpful. If the symptoms don't desist, at what point should I be worried and take further action?
Doctor :   After 48 hours
User :   Alright. THank you for your help!
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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