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What causes severe flu-like symptoms, violent vomiting and headache?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: I contracted severe flu-like symptoms Wednesday night: violent vomiting, diarrhea, headache. The vomiting ceased after 9 hours, but the diarrhea continues, now 3 days later. A normal flu should have begun to abate by now; this continues. Should I worry? I'm drinking lots of water to fight dehydration.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be Bacterial infection.

Detailed Answer:
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Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Yes most of the time a normal flu ( Viral infection ) but sometimes it may take 4-5 days.

There is no need to worry but you do need to get certain test to check whether it is a viral infection or bacterial infection.

I advise you to get Complete Hemogram , IgM Typhi Dot , Stool Culture sensitivity test done and revert back with reports.

Also avoid dairy food and non veg food . You can also take Cap Redotil which will reduce the frequency of motions.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarification feel free to ask .
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What causes severe flu-like symptoms, violent vomiting and headache?

Brief Answer: It could be Bacterial infection. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for posting your query. Yes most of the time a normal flu ( Viral infection ) but sometimes it may take 4-5 days. There is no need to worry but you do need to get certain test to check whether it is a viral infection or bacterial infection. I advise you to get Complete Hemogram , IgM Typhi Dot , Stool Culture sensitivity test done and revert back with reports. Also avoid dairy food and non veg food . You can also take Cap Redotil which will reduce the frequency of motions. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarification feel free to ask .