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Suggest treatment for viral gastroenteritis

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: I have diarahea, aching musles, stomach pain, shivers, dizziness, fatigue, no appetite, back pain, was originally vomitting then doctor gave me anti sick tablets now i have diarahea. I took lots of imodium yesterday still have it.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suspect viral gastroenteritis.Stool examination.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear.Thanks for writing me on HCM.

I were to suspect viral gastroenteritis.Suggest stool examination.

Imodium is a symptomatic therapy and does not treat infection.I were to start on prophylactic antibiotic therapy(Ornidazole and Ofloxacin) until I get the stool report.

Advise to take plenty of clear fluids.Oral rehydration therapy (ORS powder is available overthecounter).Suggest to take 2-4 liters/day depending on the stool output.

Hope this answers your query.
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Brief Answer: Suspect viral gastroenteritis.Stool examination. Detailed Answer: Hi dear.Thanks for writing me on HCM. I were to suspect viral gastroenteritis.Suggest stool examination. Imodium is a symptomatic therapy and does not treat infection.I were to start on prophylactic antibiotic therapy(Ornidazole and Ofloxacin) until I get the stool report. Advise to take plenty of clear fluids.Oral rehydration therapy (ORS powder is available overthecounter).Suggest to take 2-4 liters/day depending on the stool output. Hope this answers your query.