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What causes severe diarrhea, abdominal cramps and nausea?

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My husband has had severe diarrhea all night that won't stop with immodium. We ate fried chicken at a restaurant on Sunday afternoon about 4:00. They brought one piece later than the rest and he ate that. He had a bout of diarrhea early yesterday morning and about 7:00 last night it came on full blown. He has stomach cramps, nausea (no vomiting), no fever. He started taking immodium last night but it hasn't helped at all.
Posted Mon, 20 Nov 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Sunil 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Severe acute gastroenteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for query.
Most of the times enteritis after chicken intake is involved with toxins produced by bacterium clostridium and antibiotic therapy is required to control production of toxins and bacterial replication.

Test suggested-
Stool Routine test.
Please discuss the following medications with your local primary doctor or gastroenterologist as you would need a prescription for the same.
Tab Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily
Tab Metronidazole 400mg thrice daily.
Tab Dicyclomine 10 mg thrice daily(anti spasmodic) along with loperamide 4g twice daily.
Cap probiotic twice daily.
Drink 1 glass Oral rehydration solution after every stool.

Take lots of juices like orange juice and coconut water.
Take light easily digestible BLAND food.

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