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Dizziness, fever, stomach pain, loose stools, finger yellow, purple patchy skin, feeling cold. Possible reason?

Hi ive been sick the past few days, the first day and night I felt like I was gonna die. I was dizzy and sick to my stomach , I had a fever that went from 101.4-103.0, I felt constipated and I couldn t sleep or eat and even when I drak I felt sicker. The second night I felt a little better, my head hurt and my stomach was cramping but that s it, I still couldn t eat or drink and today I felt much better. But tonight my stomach hurts really really bad, I m pooping a brown semi chunky liquid and I m having to poop every fiver or ten minutes. My fingers are turning yellow and my skin is purply and patchy, my finger nails are turning purple too and I feel really cold . Please hel me.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

Thanks for posting,

You are obviously presenting with signs of an infection probably of enteric (gut) origin. Many infections/diseases could manifest those symptoms including typhoid fever, IBS, bacterial/viral/fungal gastroenteritis, Malaria (if you are in an endemic zone or recently traveled from one).
What to do, visit a primary care physician who can examine you, request blood tests and stool exams and provide appropriate treatment if the cause is determined. Your mucocutaneous manifestations (changes in finger and skin colors) are as a result of the presence of the infection.
You will require oral rehydration therapy to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

hope you get well soon.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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