Gastroenteritis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastroenteritis

 

Okay after reading this, I think my disease name is gastroenteritisūüė¶

>.<

Gastroenteritis (also known as gastric flu, stomach flu, and stomach virus, although unrelated to influenza) is marked by severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract involving both the stomach and small intestine resulting in acute diarrhea and vomiting. It can be transferred by contact with contaminated food and water.

Symptoms and signs

The condition is usually of acute onset, normally lasting 1‚Äď6 days, and is self-limiting.

  • Nausea and vomiting¬† ==> I got nausea but not vomiting
  • Dehydration ¬† ==> I think this happen to me too
  • Diarrhea¬† ¬† ==> >.< yes
  • Loss of appetite¬† ==>¬† yes
  • Fever¬† ==> …. once
  • Headaches¬† ==> … yes
  • Abnormal flatulence¬† ==> yes
  • Abdominal pain¬† ==> yes!
  • Abdominal cramps¬† ==>ūüė¶ yes….. T_T
  • Bloody stools (dysentery – suggesting infection by amoeba, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella or some pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli[2])¬† —> I guess not :(¬† n hopefully not
  • Fainting and Weakness¬† ==> yes
  • Heartburn ¬† ==> Yesūüė¶ …………….

Omg… so…….

I got 99% of the symptoms >.<

 

The main contributing factors include poor feeding in infants. Diarrhea is common, and may be followed by vomiting. Viral diarrhea usually causes frequent watery stools, whereas blood stained diarrhea may be indicative of bacterial colitis. In some cases, even when the stomach is empty, bile can be vomited up.

A child with gastroenteritis may be lethargic, suffer lack of sleep, run a low fever, have signs of dehydration (which include dry mucous membranes), tachycardia, reduced skin turgor, skin color discoloration, sunken fontanelles, sunken eyeballs, darkened eye circles, glassy eyes, poor perfusion and ultimately shock.

 

Thanks God I’m not a child >.< it will be so suffering if I am a kid…

 

Gastroenteritis is usually an acute and self-limited disease that does not require pharmacological therapy.

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The objective of treatment is to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. Oral rehydration is the preferred method of replacing these losses in children with mild to moderate dehydration.

 

–> is this why when I feel pain in my stomach, it is getting better after drink a large amount of water?

The primary treatment of gastroenteritis in both children and adults is rehydration, i.e., replenishment of water and electrolytes lost in the stools. This is preferably achieved by giving the person oral rehydration therapy (ORT) although intravenous delivery may be required if a decreased level of consciousness or an ileus is present.Complex-carbohydrate-based oral rehydration therapy such as those made from wheat or rice may be superior to simple sugar-based ORS.

Sugary drinks such as soft drinks and fruit juice are not recommended for gastroenteritis in children under 5 years of age as they may make the diarrhea worse.[18] Plain water may be used if specific ORS are unavailable or not palatable

Children receiving semisolid or solid foods should continue to receive their usual diet during episodes of diarrhea. Foods high in simple sugars should be avoided because the osmotic load might worsen diarrhea; therefore substantial amounts of soft drinks, juice, and other high simple sugar foods should be avoided

 

–> Noted that !

 

Medications

Antiemetics –> drugs may be helpful for vomiting in children.¬† —> im not vomiting

Antibiotics –> done this …

Antimotility agents –>They are thus discouraged in people with bloody diarrhea or diarrhea complicated by a fever¬† –> not taken this …

Antispasmotics –> Butylscopolamine (Buscopan) is useful in treating crampy abdominal pain. –> I got spasminal

Alternative medicine

Probiotics : yoghurt –> will try this
Zinc –> Will try this too
>.<
Okay thats all
im going home now >.<
n get a rest
Hope i can get back to healthy again

-fanny

 

 

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