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Suggest treatment for severe diarrhea and chills

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Dr. Saumya Mittal

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hello, I went to a party this evening and ate some food that I believe has upset my stomach. I have been up all night with liquid diarrhea and have had four separate bouts. I also have the chills. I am not sure if this is food poisoning. I have had electrolyte tablets And a piece of bread as my stomach is very empty- and I'm not sure if I should go into the hospital. What is the best way to proceed. I do not have a fever.
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Go to the hospital

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal.
I have read your message.
I think I can help you.
The symptoms of the query are indeed suggestive of gastroenteritis.
You definitely need antibiotics.
I would suggest metrogyl and ciprofloxacin.
Ideally, I would have preferred to admit you and start intravenous antibiotics.
There is a risk of developing a dehydration.
However, you may always choose to take the risk. and try oral antibiotics.
Of course i recommend the former.
Best of luck, Dr Mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 11 minutes later
So I should go to the hospital ?
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
yes,
I would suggest so
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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