Q. My friend has stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever after a late-night meal. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 29, 2020

Hello doctor,

My friend had a late-night meal last night followed by vomiting twice and a bit of diarrhea, headache, stomach pain, and fever about 101. She took Pan D twice and Calpol. But she still has a fever. What will you suggest?



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Which food do you take yesterday? Did you take any non-vegetarian food, ice creams, or eggs? Do you have loose stools? Any blood or mucus in stools?

Possible causes could be food poisoning, bacillary dysentery, acute gastroenteritis, or acute gastritis.

Use tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice a day after food for five days, Metronidazole 400 mg twice a day after food for five days, and Paracetamol 650 mg thrice a day after food for three days.

Eat idly, rice porridge, or buttermilk rice. Drink ORS (oral rehydration solution) liquid frequently, coconut milk, and water.

Avoid milk, spicy, and oily foods for five days. Do not take the above antibiotics if you are pregnant.

Get it done complete blood picture, stool examination, and culture.

Review with reports or consult with your physician. He will examine and treat you accordingly.

Thank you doctor,

She is a vegetarian, and she took dhokla (yeast containing food) late at night. Right now, we measured her temperature. She has a 101.5 fever.



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Take the above-mentioned antibiotics after food. Do tepid sponging.

If she is dehydrated and not taking orally means please consult a physician nearby. He will check the blood pressure and signs of dehydration then will give intravenous saline support.

Also, use tablet Ondonsetron in case of uncontrolled vomiting.

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