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These symptoms can be due to the viral infection.
Fever, chills, frequent bowel movements, vomiting are caused by the intestinal inflammation.
Viruses like influenza, rota, corona, adeno virus are the common ones.
Falling in the garage can cause abdominal muscle sprain.
Ibuprofen can hurt your intestine as it can cause more inflammation.
However you can take tylenol extra strength every 8 hours as needed.
Instead of water you should drink Gatorade as it repletes the electrolytes as well.
You can try over the counter Dramamine tablets for nausea, vomiting.
Loperamide tablets can be tried for preventing loose stools.
You should also consider going to the urgent care for clinical evaluation.
Usually it may take a week or so to notice significant improvement.
High grade fever >102F, blood in stool, or worsening stomach pain should be chekced out soon for any bacterial infection or internal organ injury.
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