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I get stomach cramps with headache, loss of appetite, fever and diarrhea. Please suggest solution.


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Published At May 31, 2020
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 27-year-old female. I have severe headaches for the past two days wiht loss appetite, nausea, fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. I am taking Paracetamol for my problems. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Arup Majumdar


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Let me tell you that the symptoms described by you suggest that you have acute gastroenteritis. I suggest antibiotic Metronidazole 400 mg three times a day for five days and continue Paracetamol for pain and fever management. Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen, Aspirin and Diclofenac.

Take plenty of oral rehydration solution with water. Make sure that you get plenty of rest. Stop eating solid foods to let your stomach settle. Avoid dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Avoid sugary, fatty or highly seasoned foods.

I hope this helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Arup Majumdar
Dr. Arup Majumdar

General Practitioner

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