Body Aches, Diarrhea, And A Little Nausea
Hello doc, just this morning I felt diarrhea, now the diarrhea has been somewhat reduced but the body is increasingly weak and achy and a bit sick. Why do you think this dock? During this pandemic with such signs it was quite alarming for me
Hello Farhana, thank you for asking.
Diarrhea can be caused by many things. Generally diarrhea can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, bloating, and so on. Diarrhea can be caused for example by:
Food poisoning Allergy to a food Bacterial, viral, parasitic, or fungal infections. Gastric problems. Gallbladder problems. Intestinal inflammation. And there are still many other reasons. Acute diarrhea, generally caused by rotavirus or other types of viruses that attack the digestive tract. As with all viral infections, non-typical symptoms, such as joint and muscle pain, can appear. This diarrhea seems to improve in a few days or a week.
Diarrhea that lasts more than 1-2 weeks, accompanied by slimy or bleeding stools, may be caused by a bacterial or parasitic infection. Management of diarrhea and vomiting is rehydration. You can drink water, or ORS, ionic drinks, at least 200 ml after diarrhea or vomiting. Avoid taking medication to stop diarrhea, except when diarrhea lasts at least more than 5 times a day.
You can go to a pharmacy to buy ORS, but implement the COVID-19 prevention and PSBB principles in a strict manner. If you are not in an emergency, avoid going to the hospital or clinic. If diarrhea or vomiting continues, prolonged weakness, reduced urine and concentrated, and no intake of nutrients that enter, you can go to the emergency room. Wear a mask, wash your hands often, limit physical contact, do not touch the face, and only one person can deliver treatment.
Thus a brief explanation, hopefully can help. Regards.