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    What causes abdominal cramps, diarrhea and cold sweats?

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I had cramps in my stomach and broke into a cold sweat. I also had diarrhea and was . This happened about an hour after breakfast. I had a boiled egg, a piece of toast with butter and coffee with cream. Could I be lactose intolerat>
Answered by Dr. Sunil 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Enteritis or stomach flu.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks or query dear patient.
Have gone through your narration dear,
As symptoms are acute in onset most likely its enteritis.
It is an infection of Gut caused due to bacteria virus or protozoa.
It is characterized by recurrent nausea vomiting and loose stools due to inflammation and irritation of gut.
Mostly self-limiting, however, can be recurrent as in his case.

Treatment suggested-
3 days therapy with antibiotic Norfloxacin 400 mg twice daily and Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily.(better to get a stool for ova and bacteria test done)
Probiotic Econorm twice daily for 5 days.
Tab Imodium 2 mg twice daily for 2 days to stop loose stools.
Tab Dicyclomine 10 mg twice daily for 3 days for spasmodic pain.
(you may need to obtain a prescription from his physician for these)
Avoid taking protein and heavy fats for few days.
Take bland easily digestible food(BRAT diet) and curd if possible.
Please do follow-up after 3 days about his progress.
If not relieved after taht we could think of other possibilities like lactose intolerence etc(usually they are chronic and not acute in nature).

Thank you.

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