Gastroenteritis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gut. It is also called as stomach flu. The most common symptoms of gastroenteritis are abdominal cramps and pain, vomiting, watery stools, fever, and nausea.

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What is the likely cause of my fever based on my reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old female. I have had a fever of around 102 degrees Fahrenheit for four days. The fever tends to reduce when I take Dolo 650, but the fever increases after some time. I had vomited three to four times for the first two days, but no vomiting in the last 48 hours. We tested f...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your post and investigations. The most common cause of fever in decreasing order at 60 years of age is urinary tract infection, viral fever, pneumonia, and gastroenterit...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from pain on both sides of my abdomen. How to heal it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from pain on both sides of my abdomen. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From your description of the symptoms possibility of acute gastroenteritis is more likely to occur. I advise you to take gut-specific antibiotics, probiotics, and other supportive treatments. Take oral rehydration solution. I hope I have ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from nausea and vomiting for the last few days. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old girl who recently traveled from a cold country. After three days of my return, my stomach felt heavy, and I had some nausea. Today I had to vomit twice in the morning, and I still have a heavy feeling in my stomach even after the vomiting. In addition, I have had so...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You seem to have contracted infective gastritis or gastroenteritis from consuming local food and water. Do you also suffer from loose motion? Does nausea accompany your vomit, and does it have any bleeding? Have you consu...  Read Full »

My son who is three year old is having fever, stomach ache and loose stools for two days. Can you prescribe some medicines for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, My son, around 3 years, has had a fever and stomach ache for the last two days. Also, he has had loose stools for the previous day, and there is no fever from last night. I had given him Tablet Paracetamol and Enterogermina oral suspension. Could you prescribe some medicines to stop hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I would suggest Syrup Zithromax (Azithromycin dihydrate) quarter teaspoon daily for seven to ten days. Syrup Tiemonium Methyl Sulphate half teaspoon three times a day following the meal. This will help to...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. How...  Read Full »

I am abroad on a trip and have cold sweats, headaches, and blood in the stool. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently abroad on a trip. Suddenly, I got cold sweats, headaches, and phlegmy coughs. I then puked and got mostly better. I just saw blood in my stool, but I feel fine now. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Probably, you are suffering from gastroenteritis. That has caused the vomiting and the bloody stools. It is mostly due to a protozoal infection. So, I suggest you take Flagyl two tablets three times daily ...  Read Full »

Why is my son having severe abdominal pain followed by vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has severe abdominal pain followed by vomiting and is getting relief after vomiting. Pain is not continuous. Two weeks ago, he complained of similar pain. His ultrasound and blood reports are normal. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I suggest you give him plenty of water and ORS (Oral Rehydration solution) and light, easily digestible foods for a few days. I also suggest the following treatment plan: Tablet Pan junior 20 mg (Pantoprazole) one daily on an empty stomach. Syrup Ul...  Read Full »

Why am I getting loose stools for a month?

Query: Hello, I have had loose stools for more than one month. If I take antibiotics for three days, it cures but comes back after a few days. I tried antibiotics like Norfloxacin and Tinidazole, Bifilac, and Loperamide hydrochloride. I have not performed any lab tests. A month ago, sewage water seeped int...  Read Full »

Dr. Deoghare Shreya Ramachandra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The loose stools are probably caused by a bacterial infection that you got by drinking unclean water. How long were the medicines taken, and what was the dose? If your symptoms persist, I suggest getting a stool culture an...  Read Full »

Why does my 2.5-year-old son complains of abdominal pain along with diarrhea, and vomiting?

Query: Hello, My 2.5-year-old son has abdominal pain, foul-smelling, yellow, and watery diarrhea seven to eight times per day (even while sleeping), nausea, vomiting, weight loss, chills, but no temperature. As soon as he drinks water, Pedialyte, or eats saltine, he complains of pain. Urine output is decre...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.Your son is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, possibly of viral etiology.As the symptoms have been for the last eight days, the vomiting is still there. The child has also suffered weight loss. Now the child is heading towar...  Read Full »

I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

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