Gastroenteritis

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 causes stomachache and diarrhea in a 9-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 year old. Four days before he had stomach pain and loose motion. He passed loose motion for about 2-3 times a day. We gave him Anafortan syrup for stomach pain. Next day he felt better. Today again he has light stomach pain and went potty but not too loose. I again I have gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to cliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. There are a lot of reasons for the pain in abdomen. I feel sad to hear about your son. Reasons may be any of the following: Indigestion - Gastroenteritis due to...  Read Full »

My husband has E.coli infection. Will it pass on to me?

Query: Hello doctor, Last Saturday my partner while temporarily at his mother's home got sick then following day evening he was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bacterial infection most likely from E. Coli bacteria by a home visit doctor service who gave him something for his symptoms. Next day no more vo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ohams Henry

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a classical food-related infection. It is gastroenteritis. If those symptoms of stooling and vomiting have subsided then he is free. You are safe with him. If there are no more symptoms he is no longer contagious. If you both keep good personal hygiene if there...  Read Full »

How to treat sore abdomen which is likely to be gastroenteritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. My abdomen is sore to touch for about two months. It is sore to the touch at the top of my abdomen below my sternum, and on the far left about an inch up from where my belly button would be. I went to a minor emergency about a week in, and I was told I most li...  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore to touch abdomen for the last two months can be indicative of a few things. It can be gastritis, ulcer related pain, pain related to kidneys, and can also involve the renal tract. Do you have any fever? Does the pain change or subside after food? Do you have any...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea in a baby due to viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 1 year and 10 months old. Two weeks ago, she had severe diarrhea and around her thighs and around her genitals, there was inflammation. The doctor says that because diarrhea is a type of virus and inflammation of the fungus. The doctor prescribed Clotrimazole and burns ointmen...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question in detail and I know that you are very concerned about your child but do not worry. By what you quote it seems that your child probably has got acute gastroenteritis with inflammation at thighs and scrotal region. In my opinion, you should g...  Read Full »

Why do I vomit if I drink too much liquid on an empty stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, Nearly two years ago, I got a bad cold and vomited badly. It continued for days leading me unable to hold down any foods or liquids until I checked into the hospital and given IVs, which made me better. However, since then, I am more prone to getting close to vomiting if I drink too much...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The infection you are suffering from is called gastroenteritis or stomach flu. In gastroenteritis, the mucosa of the intestine is severely inflamed causing symptoms like loose stools, indigestion, and vomiting. The tests suggested are as follows: Ultrasound abdomen to ...  Read Full »

Which food can be taken while having stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, What are some foods or liquids that you can eat when you have or are recovering from the stomach flu? Kindly tell the foods that are easy to digest and give a nice boost of energy or nutrients.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whenever one suffers from gastroenteritis or stomach flu, there is fluid and electrolyte deficit because of frequent loose motions and vomitings. So main aim of treatment is to restore the lost fluid and electrolyte plus to treat the infecting germs causing the disease....  Read Full »

Can Eldopar be used for children?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has been experiencing some stomach ache since two hours. She went to the toilet and had loose stool, not exactly watery but loose. She is also complaining of vomiting feeling. Can I give her Eldopar? Is any antibiotic required for stomach infection? I have given her 5 mL of On...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Stomach ache, nausea and loose stools could be due to acute gastroenteritis, food poisoning or stomach upset. Child will need antibiotics, because this appears to be an infection. Eldopar contains Loperamide drug, which is used to stop loos...  Read Full »

I am vomiting for past three days and having loose bowel movements. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-years-old female. I have been vomiting for the past three days and also having loose bowel movements. I sometimes cannot stand the smell of certain foods. I find it very easy to fall asleep.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If sexually active, it might be due to pregnancy. Get a home test to rule it out. If not pregnant, then, could be acute gastroenteritis. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestions and take the treatment with consent. Tasectan (gelatin tannate) to stop loo...  Read Full »

What causes low blood pressure and diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from diarrhea and vomiting. I feel nauseated while eating. My BP is on the lower side, 95/60 mmHg. I did not take any medicine, just having salt water with lemon.  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is obvious that you have a condition called gastroenteritis. It is usually caused by viral infections, but even bacterial ones and alimentary intoxications can cause it. You have low blood pressure due to liquid loss through diarrhea and vomiting. You can rehydrate you...  Read Full »

I am having upper stomach pain, loose stools, fatigue, and gas with vomiting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having upper stomach pain, nausea, loose stools, fatigue, gas. I had one episode of vomiting (regurgitation) about five days ago, and the symptoms all went downhill from there. I am taking Aspirin, Zoloft, Prednisolone, Cellcept, Hydroxychloroquine, Amlodipine and Clonidine. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Philip Shenouda

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you mentioned are consistent with acute gastroenteritis. Please follow the following diet, take the following medicines and do the following investigation. Diet: BRAT diet which is short for banana, white rice, apple sauce and white toast (bread). Sto...  Read Full »

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