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N If I have the stomach flu or food poisoning can I still

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n If I have the stomach flu or food poisoning can I still take my big blood pressure medicine
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: this has accured today and yes i am vomitting
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing else
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

What is your usual blood pressure with the blood pressure medicine and what is it presently?

How many vomiting and bowel motions had happened?

What is your age and gender?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
121/80
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
female 43
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
answer the question i paid what you wanted
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

You can take your blood pressure medicine. Keep yourself hydrated properly.

The initial management is as following of food poisoning / stomach flu;

1) PeptoBismol

2) Lomotil; may only be given 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.

Wish you a very happy, prosperous, healthy and safe new year 2017.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What ever happened to helping the patient?Good luck in your practice ass hole!
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

Were you able to read the answer above.

I was typing you a detailed answer.

Wishing you all the very best in life and a great year 2017.