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Vomiting followed by stomach cramping, nonstop diarrhea, purplish mottled skin on thighs seen. Is this serious ?

There is a stomach virus going around Columbus, Oh. and I have had it for four days now. Vomiting the first day, followed by 3 days of severe stomach cramping and nonstop diarrhea. Brat diet and immodium have not helped. Today i also noticed purplish mottled skin on my thighs. Is this serious, or sholdl I just rest and let it run its course?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Hi--this has gone on a little too long for the standard stomach virus so you need to see a doctor and get a stool sample for culture to see if you have a bacterial colitis like E coli or Salmonella. As for the mottling, that wouldn't be related to a colon infection, but it could be from the vomiting and the diarrhea.
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