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My son has severe diarrhea and vomited about a teaspoonful

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My son has severe diarrhea and vomited about a teaspoonful of blood 2 hours ago. Now just clear vomit with black specks... no food and only sips of water. He's 18 and in good health. Should he go to ER?
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Good
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He has lower back pain from sports off and on
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Since how many hours ago the diarrhea started?

Any pain in abdomen?

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Dr.Josh

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Diarrhea for past 12hours. Abdominal pain past 12hrs. Says it feels like pressure with pain
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Vomited teaspoon of blood earlier today. Vomited clear with black round spots an hour ago
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for the quick reply.

The symptoms you have described about your 18 year old son of having diarrhea with blood and vomiting with black specks along with abdominal pain past 12hrs is most likely due to a condition called dysentery.It is an infection of the intestines that causes diarrhea and stomach cramps caused by bacteria,parasites or or other organisms. .Its most common causes are:Food poisoning, improper diet, and intestinal parasites or bacterial infections,Campylobacter,Salmonella,shigell, E-coli food poisoning,entamoeba histolytica.

As most cases of dysentery only last for a short period of time, antibiotics are only used if dysentery does not clear up on its own.

Following is recommended for him now:

-Tab meclizine hydrochloride(brand name: Dramamine).This will help you greatly in the vomiting.
-Tab.Acetaminophen for relief from fever & cramps
- Take tab. Loperamide to stop the diarrhea & loose stools with blood.

All these medications are available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help him greatly.If still after this,the symptoms persists.then he need to go to ER/hospital as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatments & doctor visit is less likely required.

Thank you.

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

Dear customer

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

So I can conclude that as of now I do not think he needs a visit to ER.

Usually & most likely the infection gets resolved on its own & all the symptoms will subside.

To avoid dehydration,continue to give him sips of water.

So as of now,he needs to wait & watch & take the above described medications.This will help him greatly.

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

Dear customer

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 9 months ago.

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going.

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