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Watery stool 10 times already today no fever but I am concerned

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watery stool 10 times already today
no fever but I am concerned of dehydration. i really don't want to go beacuse i am on a business trip put of town. i think it was bad food
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
Usually this is viral gastroenteritis or food poisoning. If you are able to take orally and do not have nausea and vomiting; you may be able to avoid intravenous fluids and prevent dehydration. The initial management is as following;
1) PeptoBismol
2) Lomotil; if the diarrhea is vigorous.
3) Gatorade / Pedialyte
4) Plenty of fluids
5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.
6) Probiotics
The primary aim is prevention of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. If the diarrhea loss of fluids is too much or you are unable to drink enough liquids; you may need antibiotics and / or intravenous fluids. In that case you may need to got to ER. If your are able to take your pulse that would give a fair idea of dehydration. An high pulse more than 1o0 indicate significant fluid loss. Also if you are feeling too thirsty, that too would be indicative of moderate to severe dehydration.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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