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Got over diarrhea and lightheadedness a few days ago. Is it safe to travel by air?

Jan 2013
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Hi I have just got over a few days of diaorea and have lightheadedness, I AM ALSO NERVOUS ABOUT A FLLIGHT OVESEAS TOMORROW.
Posted Thu, 6 Jun 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

With the available described details, there could also be possibility of acute viral gastroenteritis.
Presence of diarrhea and light headedness suggests the diagnosis.
Light headedness could be due to fatigue or could be a prodromal symptom of viral infection.
Viral infection may persist for coming 3-5 days and are self limiting in nature but you should remain cautious about the disease.

You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist/ gastroenterologist and should go for thorough check up.
You should also go for complete blood count, urine routine microscopic examination, and serum electrolytes, renal function test.
You should take complete antibiotic therapy, antispasmodics, probiotics, antipyretics, if needed.
You should also take analgesics along with muscle relaxants.
You should maintain your hydration status by taking potassium XXXXXXX liquids.
Frequent diarrhea/ vomiting may cause loss of potassium with weakness and fatigue feeling.
Take soft diet along with yogurt and banana.
Avoid milk and all milk related products.

Hope that helps.
Let me know your other query.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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