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Started vomiting out of nowhere around 3:30 & I've continued

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Started vomiting out of nowhere around 3:30 & I've continued to vomit every half hour or so. Any bite of food or drink of water sets it off. Also having very bad diarrea as well.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is a very bad viral infection or stomach virus.

You can try peptobismol liquid 30 ml 4 times a day.

That should help.

If not, you will need to go to the ER for IV fluids and medications by morning.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


This acts exactly like staph endotoxin, a form of food poisoning.

Viral infection would not be as likely without other symptoms, such as fever.

This usually is over in 6 to 8 hours.

However, if you have any medical problems, or can not hold any fluids down at all, you should seek treatment now.

We can not examine you, and we can not replace a doctors visit.

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