Mild Fever, Dizziness, Diarrhea And Lower Abdomen Cramps
Hello, I’m 18 years old, I had a fever yesterday but the fever temperature wasn’t too high, and I was dizzy. But the next day I had diarrhea, runny stool and my lower abdomen felt cramps occasionally. But the frequency of bowel movements is not very frequent, until now there is dizziness but the fever has gone down. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Mild fever, dizziness, followed by diarrhea and cramps in the lower abdomen may be caused by infections in the digestive tract, for example due to viruses, bacteria, and even parasites. It could also, your complaint is due to other digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, inflammation of the intestine, benign or malignant tumors, and carbohydrate malabsorption. Disorders in other organ systems, such as hormonal disorders, infections in other organ systems, drug side effects, metabolic disorders, and even psychological disorders, can also trigger complaints like you are experiencing at the moment.
In response to the current outbreak of COVID-19, you are advised to stay at home a lot, and limit travel (including going to the doctor), unless there is an emergency. So, if it's true that the fever isn't too high and your diarrhea doesn't appear too often, you should prioritize self-care such as:
Don't be late eating, eat small portions but often
Do not always eat foods that are gassing, spicy, fatty, and also sour
Avoid snacking carelessly, especially food that is not clear of cleanliness and maturity
Drink more warm water (especially water)
Warm compresses that are cramps first
Take paracetamol if you still have a fever and cramps your stomach
Get plenty of rest and enough sleep
If you later experience diarrhea or massive vomiting (more than 10 times a day), bloody or slimy stools, high fever for more than 3 days, weakness, dehydration, trembling, or other more severe complaints, we urge you to consult your doctor at the nearest health facility should be handled well, yes .. If deemed necessary, the doctor can refer you to an internal medicine doctor or direct you to undergo supporting tests such as blood tests, stool tests, ultrasound, and so on.
Hope this helps ...