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My wife and Are traveling in Quito Ecuador. A day ago she

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My wife and Are traveling in Quito Ecuador. A day ago she felt weak had diarrhea likely from some several glasses of ice tea. She had heavy bowel movement twice yesterday but since just passing water. I gave her 2ea 2mg Loperamide after first stool and 1 after second movement. Then I gave her Trioral (1 liter) and 1 packet of DiaResQ. A cup of hot black tea and a bowl of chicken soup plus - aspirin and a tepid bath. Day 2 she feels better one bowel movement just water, body temp little warm.
What should I feed her (she's not hungry) I feel she should eat something your thoughts? Am I doing anything wrong? We fly back to US tomorrow morning- I appreciate any advice. Frank
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,she should continue trioral and eat a bland diet including soup,banana,apple sauce,toast,yogurt.

Also if possible buy OTC probiotic as well.

If she feels nausea then she can take OTC Emetrol.

And you shouldn't force her to eat until she feels better.

If possible monitor her blood pressure and body temperature also.

And see her doctor when you go back to US.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Farmacias here leave something to be desired. Is probiotic same as pepto Bismo also should I give her Tylenol for fever or continue with aspirin - would coke cola be a no no should she want any
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also I been rubbing her legs with Lidocaine ointment - She also achy Alleve okay
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dr are you there?
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for the follow-up.

Probiotic contains live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.

Peptobismol can be tried for nausea and diarrhea.

Yes you can give her tylenol/Aleve for both fever and body ache.

Avoid coke cola.

Avoid aspirin.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dr Anil. Are have you abandoned me, I have receive no response
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I have replied your question already.

Please see it again.

I'm sending you again.

Your question-Is probiotic same as pepto Bismo also should I give her Tylenol for fever or continue with aspirin - would coke cola be a no no should she want any
Also I been rubbing her legs with Lidocaine ointment - She also achy Alleve okay

My answer was

Probiotic contains live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.
Peptobismol can be tried for nausea and diarrhea.
Yes you can give her tylenol/Aleve for both fever and body ache.
Avoid coke cola.
Avoid aspirin.
Hope this helps.
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