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is it on the decreasing trend?
do you have any stomach cramps?
It has remained fairly constant. Yes, I do have stomach cramps that come and go occasionally.
This is likely to be an episode of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu).
Viral gastroenteritis presents with vomiting and/or diarrhoea, although there may be diarrhoea alone.
the azithromycin will probably not be helpful in this
best is to wait this out with adequate care
Treatment for this is mainly supportive:
Plenty of fluids- you should take water, fruit juices, electrolyte fluids like Gatorade..
Bland diet: the BRATTY diet - banana, soft rice, apple sauce, toast, tea and yoghurt is recommended.
continue with the loperamide for the diarrnea
You will need to report to the doctor if your diarrhea is so severe you get dehydrated, or you pass blood in vomit or stools.
Viral gastroenteritis usually resolves spontaneously. You will also need to see your doctor if it persists for more than 5 days.
also go to the doctor for any severe symptoms like excessive cramping, or increase in frequency, etc
do be careful to take enough fluids and watch out carefully for dehydration
your urine should remain watery and not turn dark yellow - that is a good way to check if you are getting enough hydration
generally with these steps and precautions it will be safe to wait this out at home
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Thank you for your advice.
I will wait and see if it resolves.
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