Suggest treatment for feverish feeling and diarrhea
Diarrhea possible infectious
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There are two possibilities with a person having diarrhea. Diarrhea is usually caused by an infection and more than likely it would be viral in origin. Viral diarrhea usually resolves after a few days and is mostly watery. The other option is that the diarrhea is caused by either a bacterial infection or a parasitic infection. If you have been camping in the mountains or drank water that was not filtered then you could have contracted a parasitic infection called Giardia. It usually will last from several days to weeks with loos explosive stools. This type of infection needs a course of antibiotics like flagyl or metronidazole. The bacterial infections usually are associated with fever and watery stools and my also need a course of antibiotics.
Since the diarrhea has been going on for 8 days which is longer than fro a viral illness then I recommend that you seek medical attention for proper testing and treatment. While you are waiting I would recommend drinking plenty of fluids and avoid milk and milk products as they may cause lactose intolerance and perpetuate the diarrhea.
1. possible viral illness self limiting and resolves in 1 week or less
2. bacterial infection usually watery and with fever
3. Giardia infection explosive stools and drank unfiltered mountain water
4. Lactose intolerance stop milk products
5. Seek medical attention as needed
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