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Can you write prescriptions? i been vomiting since 4:30am. i

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can you write prescriptions? i been vomiting since 4:30am. i will stop for a while then start again. it's now 2pm. my vomit smells like a sewer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Camille-Moderator replied 1 year ago.
I'm Camille and I’m a moderator for this topic. It looks like your question may have been meant for a different company, possibly.
I am sorry but at this time we do not offer prescription service, but may be able to do so in the future, so please check back at a later date. Please let me know if you want to continue, or cancel your question and I'm happy to further assist you.
Thank you,Camille~Moderator
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i been vomiting since 4:30am. my vomit smells like a sewer. it taste just has bad. after the first time this morning i went about 5-6 hours before vomiting again. now my stomach is empty. do you have any ideas on what it could be?
Expert:  Camille-Moderator replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I will open your question to our Medical Doctors, thank you for your continued patience :-)
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

I'm Dr. Phil

Do you take any meds or have any known medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i dont take any meds but i do take methadone, 70mg a day, and i have gastritis.
Expert:  DrPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

what prescription were you seeking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i wasnt looking for anything. it was incase you knew why i was vomiting so much and it smelling like a sewer,you could give me something to calm my stomach. i haven't eating since yesterday around 9pm.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Your symptoms are suggestive of stomach infection. You may take following over the counter medications;

1)) PeptoBismol

2) Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) and meclizine hydrochloride (Dramamine Less Drowsy).

3) Fluids as much as possible

4) Gatorade / Pedialyte.

This is usually viral. But if you are unable to keep yourself hydrated or you have significant abdominal pain or fever you may consider going to emergency room.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you. i started drinking Gatorade late yesterday afternoon. my last vomit was about 2:30pm. feeling better today. the smell of a sewer coming from my stomach got my worried. i should be ok.
thanks again
sincerely *****
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome, David.

Glad that you are feeling better.

The initial management of stomach infection is as following;

1) PeptoBismol

2) Lomotil; may only be given if the diarrhea is present and 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 vomiting loss of fluids is too much or one is unable to drink enough liquids; one need antibiotics and / or intravenous fluids.

It is privilege assisting you.

Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.

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Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best in life.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

The usual course of viral intestinal infection is 2-3 days. So your symptoms should resolve completely in next couple of days.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hope you are doing good.

Let me know if I can do anything more for you.