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Suggest treatment for high fever and abdominal cramps

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My son is a roofer, and has been cramping, last week he had one day of heat exhaustion. What can he do to prevent this ?

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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
He must drink much water and avoid working in very hot temperatures!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This all boils down to avoiding high temperatures for vigorous outdoor work and drinking much water. He can reorganize such that he stays away when temperatures are too high. If he has activities that can be done indoors and avoid exposing to high temperatures, he should review his schedule.

In all, avoid high temperatures an drink much water as possible. Rescheduling tasks to avoid being exposed to sun would be helpful.

I hope this helps. I wish your son well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 4 hours later
Is he ok with drinking the Pedialyte and Gatorades?

Also, would potassium pills help him ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
NO potassium pills!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Pedialyte is not the best solution. This is only useful when we are dehydrated. Gatorade and plain water would be okay if he drinks this in sufficient volumes.

I wish your son well and do well to keep me updated!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 18 hours later
Hello Dr Ditah

Thank you for your help.
Have a pleasant day.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Let me know how your son is doing!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your kind words. My regard to your son and do keep me updated about his progress. In future, you can reach to me directly by using the link below:

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=67093

Until next, I wish you and your son well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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