Gastroenteritis

What is Gastroenteritis?

Inflammation of the mucous membrane of stomach and intestine leading to stomach infection causing loosestools, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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Home treatment for an attack of gastroenteritis, or IBC

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Curd rice

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1.I recommend that you take curd rice once in the morning and once at night as a home remedy for gastroenteritis. Curd contains lactobacillus which replenishes all the good bacteria of the intestines.
2. To replenish the...

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my husband just had cardiac bypass surgery and he is a insulin dependent diabetic. he now has what I believe is called gastroenteritis. they tell me this happens to diabetics sometimes. should I be worried and what should we expect as far as recovery goes?

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Hello there,
I can understand your concern. When they said gastroenteritis does that mean your husband gets frequent loose stools? Has it been there for long or just an acute episode?
Diabetes does affect the Gastrointestinal tract in various ways and high sugars can damage the nerves of the...

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my daughter 1and a half year old...recently has developed loose foul smelling stools especially I've noticed since the past 2 days whenever she drinks milk..she had a bout of gastroenteritis..viral for which she was on antibiotics..dr. told to shift to formula milk...now since loose stool there...has prescribed zerolac milk powder what to do...why this problem....her oral intale ok...baby active

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Hi,
Thanks and welcome to HCM .
It is usual for young babies to pass motion after each feed due to brisk gastrocolic reflex.
Viral infection do not respond to antibiotic .
Zerolac is given for lactase deficiency.
Better to get the stool examined for reducing sugars before stopping milk.
breast...

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Hi my baby is 1 year old and suffers from diarrhea like 5 times daily,runny yellow green and sour smelling..he was also vomitting yesterday until pediatrician said he might have gastroenteritis,put him on restropinal( to control vomitting),panadrex for low grade fever and pedialyte but no antibiotics..he is also teething..

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Continue same medicines only but if having persistent fever than get stool routine microscopy done...if bacterial than will start antibiotics...wit teething motion frequency may increase but there should be no fever..

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Hello, I believe I had gastroenteritis yesterday. I threw up about forty times and could not keep anything down. For the past 24 hours I have been fine, but I am having pains when breathing deeply. My right lung/chest area is hurting, and it currently just made me wake up. Is this a serious issue or what could this be from?

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Hi thanks for contacting HCM...

Noted you are giving history of sudden chest pain while breathing and also about gastroentetitis like pain...

If you have eaten outside food then there might be gastroenteritis or ulcer like condition..it can lead reffered chest pain also.
For that antibiotic and...

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what can we use for XXXXXXX fever and my stool is very loose and I feel drained out I am drinking restore for energy and I have a headache most of the time

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Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome to Healthcaremagic forum.
Let me know another symptoms associated with loose stool and fever.
Do you have spasmodic abdominal pain/ vomiting?
What is the duration of your illness? All described symptoms are whether acute or persisting since months.
Headache was present before...

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Hi, I have been off work now about a month with gastroenteritis but now it seems my symptoms are more like those of tissue was jelly like stuff which is not normal for me. Please could you help?

doctor1 MD

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1) Kindly mention your all symptoms in detail.

2) Yes, Acute gastroenteritis may persist for months while irritable bowel syndrome has similar history since many years, not for a month.

3) Symptoms suggestive of acute gastroenteritis are: Fever, watery shit, spasmodic abdominal pain,...

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My 4 year old daughter was hospitalised in feb this year for Gastroenteritis. the doctor picked up a few non mesentric lymph nodes measuring 5/6 mm. she was on a drip - the gastro stopped after 5 days she was sent home. Two weeks ago she developed a viral infection was on antibiotics - had a bit of a runny tummy which stopped. now she complains of tummy pains/ cramps and has nausea and vommiting. please help

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HI
Thank for choosing HCM
In the toddler age the vulnerability of gastroenteritis is most common, and it is almost self limiting only hydration is great matter, for viral infection antibiotic does not work, on the contrary it induces the diarrhea, keep an eye on hydration every thing will be...

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Dear Doctor. i am in a 3rd world country where medical care is not very advance. i was diagnosed with duodenal ulcer due to h.pylori. the value of pylori blood test was 3.94. i had extreme upper abdominal pain and vomiting. i was scheduled for an ultra sound to rule out gall bladder stones . everything was normal. however after the ultrasound i developed right lower pain and i can not move atall. im in severe pain, barely can move and have developed a fever of 38 degrees Celsius all day long. i have lost my appetite and feel nauseous and vomitt. could this be appendicitis after trauma of the ultrasound probe?

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Hi
Thanks for your query.
In your circumstances there are two causes of right upper abdominal pain - appendicitis and gastroenteritis. Immediately go for ultrasonography of lower abdomen to rule out inflammed appendix. If your appendix is normal then in all probability you have gastroenteritis....

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I have lower abdominal discomfort, slight blood tinge in vaginal mucus, intermittent diarhea. Went to dr and she did pelvic exam said things looked normal. Felt it might be diverticulitis. Gave me cipro and flagyl. Had reaction. At urgent care dr stopped Meds and thought maybe some gastroenteritis that was resolving, no new Meds. Now I had blood tinge in mucus pluse still have intermitent diarhea which is a little better. Should I be scared? I am 52 and skipping periods irrationally.

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Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into the problem I will like to tell you that looking into present scenario in my opinion there is nothing significant to be scared about .

Since you are 52 years now you are approaching...

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Recent questions on  Gastroenteritis

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Hello, i have been awfully sick for the past 5 days. I believe it is stomach flu because i had bad diareah and was vommitting quite a bit. Today is day # six. I ate a little food yesterday which i kept in my system, however, i just used the washroom and there is a very very foul smelling smell. Kind of like metal. Is this something to worry about? I also am very bloated, I am a healthy 25 year old male. Please help!

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Stomach flu 6 days ago. Emesis stopped after twenty four hours. I still have diarrhea, no appetite, four pound weight loss, lethergy, only low grade temp on second day. Mild abdominal discomfort upper right quadrant, more like a fullness. Stools are very pale in color. Went to doctor to make sure not dehydrated. Wbc normal at 7, k+ slight low, the only abnormal was ast and alt...61 and 117. All four kids sick prior to me but were over it in 24 hours..emesis only never diarrhea. Should I be concerned that I can t kick it and is it common for GI bug to bump up liver enzymes?

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I was diagnosed with Viral Gastroenteritis 4 weeks ago and my stool is formed but still yellowish in color. I had bloodwork done and all was normal except for my Magnesium level thus was put on Magnesium 400mgQD by my PCP. Why is my stool still yellowish in color?

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I am a 21 year old girl, & for the past 3 days my stomach has been hurting almost unbearably. It s below the rib cage, but not on a certain side. More like all the way across.. I ve thrown up, and had diarrhea, and was almost positive it was the stomach virus. But I haven t thrown up anymore, and the pain has only gotten worse. What could this be?

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My head is killing me my stomach is upset I vomited I’m dizzy and when I swallow it feel like it gets stuck right about half way down it’s uncomfortable sometimes it passes down and sometimes it comes back up. And my pain in the abdomen

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