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I had food poisoning on Thursday, which caused me to have diarrhea. My diarrhea has stopped but now I am having lots of gas, nausea, a headache, and my stomach is making tons of loud noises. I have only had 1 bowel movement in the last 36 hours, and it was normal, but very small. Should I be concerned?
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Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, No concern as you seem to have developed temporary enzyme deficiency due to upset or a virus. It will set right by itself in few days.

Please meanwhile avoid meat, spices and other heavy stuff. Please take plenty of liquids and also some enzyme capsule or syrup after main meal once or twice for few days..

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What would be an example of an enzyme capsule? It is alright for me to drink a can of soda? Could I have a partial obstruction?
Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

Soda will only increase gas in system. Please use non-aerated drinks. Partial obstruction is very unlikely in absence of stomach distension and vomiting of bile color.

Try Optim health digestion, Nature's Way food enzyme, etc. You can get OTC so ask your pharmacist for locally available ones.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Okay. Should I be concerned about the nausea and headache?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Or the gas?
Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

Hi, I posted earlier but has not appeared in page. Headache could be due to low sugar in blood, so please take more sugary water and drinks, and tylenol for it. Nausea and gas will pass, no need to be concerned.

Please see your doctor if vomiting develops, not getting better in couple of days, or stop passing gas.

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Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

Hi, I posted earlier but has not appeared in page. Headache could be due to low sugar in blood, so please take more sugary water and drinks, and tylenol for it. Nausea and gas will pass, no need to be concerned.

Please see your doctor if vomiting develops, not getting better in couple of days, or stop passing gas.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok. Vomiting has not developed, but the diarrhea has started again.
Pediatrician: Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

Please get a sample tested in lab for microscopy

If white cells found you need prescription drug. Else just take yogurt and electrolyte water with sugar or glucose.

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