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How to treat diarrhea and vomiting?

Hello, Last week I felt very ill (Thurs & Fri). I left work on Thurs with diarrhea and vomiting. Fri I had nausea in the AM but felt better by noon. Sat & Sun I felt fine. Today, I woke with some stomach upset and cramps. I left work feeling very poorly. I have chills, some muscle pain, and just generally blah . My temp is 74.8. I have no health insurance now and cannot afford to go to the emergency room. What could it be? What could I do?
Fri, 15 Apr 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting along with stomach upset, chills and muscle aches can be due to causes like:
-Viral gastroenteritis.
-Food poisoning.
-Parasitic infestation.
-Food intolerance etc..

As of now you should start taking anti diarrhea medication like Loperaminde, Ondensarton for nausea and vomiting, take fluid replacement therapy that is drink plenty of oral rehydration salts by dissolving in water and take more of banana, yoghurt, rice and cereals..
Take Tylenol for pain..

In case of no resolution in next 3 to 4 days consult a Gastroenterologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like blood tests and stool culture can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly..

You can be advised antibiotics, Albendazole etc depending upon the cause diagnosed..
If it is due to food allergies the cause will be ruled out and eliminated from your diet..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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How to treat diarrhea and vomiting?

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting along with stomach upset, chills and muscle aches can be due to causes like: -Viral gastroenteritis. -Food poisoning. -Parasitic infestation. -Food intolerance etc.. As of now you should start taking anti diarrhea medication like Loperaminde, Ondensarton for nausea and vomiting, take fluid replacement therapy that is drink plenty of oral rehydration salts by dissolving in water and take more of banana, yoghurt, rice and cereals.. Take Tylenol for pain.. In case of no resolution in next 3 to 4 days consult a Gastroenterologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like blood tests and stool culture can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly.. You can be advised antibiotics, Albendazole etc depending upon the cause diagnosed.. If it is due to food allergies the cause will be ruled out and eliminated from your diet.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.