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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Am suffering from moderate stomach pain and diarrhea. am also somewhat lethargic. is this something I need to see a doctor about.
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
hold off solids, fluid replacement, medications

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

In most persons, the symptoms can be managed at home unless the diarrhea and pain are very severe or there is blood in the stool.

Treatment: (1) hold off all solid food till there is a 4 hour window with no symptoms.

When this 4 hour period occurs, start with small amounts of dry food such as biscuits, toast. Apple sauce and banana can also be helpful in small amount

(2) probiotics- these help to slow down the course of the illness

(3)fluids are also very important as well to replace the fluids that are being loss with diarrhea. Oral hydration fluids or diluted sports drinks would be helpful to replace both fluids and electrolytes

(4)medication such as paracetamol would helpful for the pain

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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