Watery Diarrhea And Heartburn

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Allergies

Having seasonal allergies is no fun. Runny nose, swollen throat, watery eyes and itchy skin rashes are only some of the many symptoms that can manifest themselves during an allergy attack. There are times when allergies are no more than a nuisance, or a distraction or minor interruption to one s daily routine. But there are instances when these attacks can take ahold of you for far too long, and it diminishes the quality of your life. They can also be life threatening. Allergists are specialists who can help you with complications arising from your allergies.

But how do we get allergies in the first place? Your body may exhibit a special kind of sensitivity to any external factor in your surroundings. For example, when you become affected by dust particles, pollen, or pet hairs, and you experience the symptoms mentioned above, your allergies may be caused by the particles that affected you. Specific food and medication can also induce allergy attacks. Allergists can properly identify your allergens (the main trigger of your attacks) and help you deal with these appropriately.

Complications

There are severe cases of allergies that can be deadly. These are called anaphylaxis. Any type of allergen can trigger an attack that produces shortness of breath, palpitation, and significant swelling. When the airways become blocked, and the attack lasts for a while, this becomes a very serious problem. Emergency care is needed, and should be brought to the attention of doctors, preferably an allergist. Other complications of allergies include chronic sinusitis, asthma and hives. Chronic sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses where nasal congestion, headache and other related symptoms are experienced for a long while (or they keep coming back). Asthma is the blockage of the airways, making a person unable to breathe properly. Hives are swollen, red itchy skin bumps that can cause severe irritation, a burning sensation, some stinging, and even scratch marks.

Solutions

A most helpful way to get rid of allergies is to get rid of, or avoid your allergens. This is a very simple solution that people usually turn to. For food allergens, you just need to be careful when dining out. For drugs that cause your allergies, talk to your doctor (you don t even need your allergist here) for alternative medications. For environmental allergens like dust and such, cleaning up is a good way of eliminating these irritants. You can sweep the floors, vacuum carpets, use air purifiers, etc. But when there are uncontrollable external factors, you can then turn to medications. Antihistamines are the most popularly used drugs for relieving you of allergies. More sophisticated ways of dealing with allergies, especially severe ones, can be provided by your allergist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of heartburn?
    2 nights again I had vomited multiple times and had diarrhea and was blacking out and was really weak. All yesterday I had watery yellow diarrhea. Then last night I woke up with terrible heart burn. I have taken tums, drank milk, and drank vinegar. Its been about 10 hours since it'd started? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I tell if Im allergic to an antibiotic?
    Im taking Clindamycin and when i do, i have a little chest pain associated with heartburn, every single time I take a dose. As far as I know, im not allergic to any medicine. and this is my second time taking it with the same episodes. I get a little dizzy as well, but i think thats a small side effect.

    • ANSWER:
      You can be allergic to Clindamycin and it can have wide range of side effects. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin.

      In case of any uneasiness by taking this antibotic you should tell your doctor immediately and he may treat with some other medication.

      The general side effects of Clindamycin are - Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using clindamycin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
      diarrhea that is watery or bloody.

      For more details please see the following weblink- http://www.drugs.com/clindamycin.html -

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does a stomach bug last?
    I've had it since June, and it's been giving me acid reflux, heartburn, etc. I went to my doctor early in July, who did blood tests on me, which tested positive for a stomach virus.

    Can anyone help? Because my doctor said I should go see a gastrologist, but my mom won't take me, and I'm afraid I could have something fatal (i.e., gastroenteritis - U.S. President Zachary Talor died from it in 1850)...
    Yes, the bug is still bothering me today.

    • ANSWER:
      Gastroenteritis means inflammation of stomach & small & large intestines. Viral gastroenteritis is infection caused by variety of viruses resulting in vomiting or diarrhoea. Often called "stomach flu," although it is not caused by influenza viruses.
      What causes viral gastroenteritis? - Many different viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including rota-viruses; noroviruses; adenoviruses, types 40 and 41; sapoviruses; & astroviruses. Viral gastroenteritis is not caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella species or Escherichia coli), or parasites (such as Giardia lamblia), or by medications, or other medical conditions, although symptoms may be similar. Your doctor determines if diarrhoea is caused by virus or something else.
      What are symptoms of viral gastroenteritis? - Main symptoms are watery diarrhoea & vomiting, may also have headache, fever, & abdominal cramps ("stomach ache"). In general, symptoms begin 1 - 2 days following infection with virus & may last for 1 - 10 days, depending on which virus causes illness.
      Is viral gastroenteritis a serious illness? - For most people, it is not. Most almost always recover completely without any long-term problems. Gastroenteritis is serious illness, however, for persons who are unable to drink enough fluids to replace what they lose through vomiting or diarrhoea. Infants, young children, & persons who are unable to care for themselves, such as disabled or elderly, are at risk for dehydration from loss of fluids. Immune compromised persons are at risk for dehydration because they may get a more serious illness, with greater vomiting or diarrhoea, may need to be hospitalized for treatment to correct or prevent dehydration.
      Is the illness contagious? How are these viruses spread? - Yes, viral gastroenteritis is contagious. Viruses are spread through close contact with infected persons, or by eating or drinking contaminated foods or beverages.
      How does food get contaminated by gastroenteritis viruses? - Food may be contaminated by food preparers or handlers who have virus, especially if they do not wash their hands regularly after using bathroom. Shellfish may be contaminated by sewage, those who eat raw/undercooked shellfish harvested from contaminated waters may get diarrhoea. Drinking water can also be contaminated by sewage & be a source of spread of these viruses.
      Where & when does viral gastroenteritis occur? - Affects people in all parts of world. Each virus has its own seasonal activity. In USA, rota-virus & astrovirus infections occur during cooler months (October to April), whereas adenovirus infections occur throughout year. Norovirus infections occur year round but tend to increase in cooler months. Norovirus outbreaks can occur in settings like, schools, child care facilities, nursing homes, banquet halls, cruise ships, dormitories & campgrounds.
      Who gets viral gastroenteritis? - Anyone can get it. Occurs in people of all ages & backgrounds. Some viruses tend to cause diarrhoea disease primarily among people in specific age groups. Rota-virus infections most common in infants & young children under 5 years old. Adenoviruses & astroviruses mostly in young children, but older children and adults can also be affected. Noroviruses infect persons of all ages, including older children & adults.
      How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed? - Generally, viral gastroenteritis is diagnosed by a physician on basis of symptoms & medical examination. Rota-virus infection can be diagnosed by laboratory testing of a stool specimen. Tests to detect other viruses that cause gastroenteritis are not in routine use, but viral gastroenteritis unit at CDC can assist with special analysis based on public health need.
      How is viral gastroenteritis treated? - Most important of treating viral gastroenteritis in children & adults is to prevent severe loss of fluids (dehydration). Treatment should begin at home. Your Dr may give you specific instructions about what kinds of fluid to give. CDC recommends, families with infants & young children keep a supply of oral re-hydration solution (ORS) at home at all times & use solution when diarrhoea first occurs in child. ORS is available at pharmacies without a prescription. Follow written directions on ORS package, & use clean or boiled water. Medications, including antibiotics (which have no effect on viruses) & other treatments, should be avoided unless specifically recommended by a physician.
      Can viral gastroenteritis be prevented? - Persons can reduce their chance of getting infected by frequent hand-washing, prompt disinfection of contaminated surfaces with household chlorine bleach-based cleaners, & prompt washing of soiled articles of clothing. Avoid food or water thought to be contaminated.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to drink while taking the antibiotic Augmentin?
    My 25th birthday is tomorrow and I don't want to spend it with my head in the toilet!

    • ANSWER:
      I would not drink while taking Augmentin.

      Here is a little information on the medication for you. Link is provided below.

      What drug(s) may interact with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      allopurinol
      birth control pills
      methotrexate
      neomycin
      probenecid

      Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

      What side effects may I notice from taking amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
      difficulty breathing, wheezing
      dark yellow or brown urine
      dizziness
      fever or chills, sore throat
      headache
      increased thirst
      pain or difficulty passing urine
      redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
      seizures (convulsions)
      skin rash, itching
      stomach pain or cramps
      swollen joints
      severe or watery diarrhea
      unusual bleeding or bruising
      unusual weakness or tiredness
      yellowing of the eyes or skin

      Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
      diarrhea
      loss of appetite
      nausea, vomiting
      stomach gas or heartburn

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the differences in side effects for Celexa vs Lexapro?
    I've been taking Lexapro but my new insurance doesn't want to cover it. I've heard that Celexa is more likely to cause weight gain than Lexapro. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Celexa Side Effects
      ===============
      Serious side effects:
      - very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes;
      - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.

      Less serious Celexa side effects may include:
      - drowsiness;
      - sleep problems (insomnia);
      - mild nausea, gas, upset stomach;
      - weight changes;
      - urinating more than usual;
      - decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
      - dry or watery mouth, yawning; or
      - cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
      http://www.prescription-drug-24.com/celexa.html

      Lexapro Side Effects
      ================
      Serious side effects:
      - very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes;
      - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.

      Less serious Lexapro side effects may include:
      - drowsiness, dizziness;
      - sleep problems (insomnia);
      - mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation;
      - weight changes;
      - decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or dry mouth, yawning, ringing in your ears.
      http://www.prescription-drug-24.com/lexapro.html

      Difference is:
      (Celexa have a bit more side effects)
      - urinating more than usual;
      - dry or watery mouth, yawning; or
      - cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

  6. QUESTION:
    When you take the antibiotic for chlamydia why do you get ?
    Stomach pains I heard it's the side effects so that mean the antibiotics is working?

    • ANSWER:
      For chlamydia infection, the preferred antibiotics administered are Doxycycline (generic name) and Azithromycin (generic name) Zithromax / Z-pak (brand name). Both these drugs have stomach pain as side effects.
      Doxycycline may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:--
      * diarrhea
      * itching of the rectum or vagina
      * sore mouth
      Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
      * severe headache
      * blurred vision
      * skin rash
      * hives
      * difficulty breathing or swallowing
      * redness of the skin (sunburn)
      * yellowing of the skin or eyes
      * itching
      * dark-colored urine
      * light-colored bowel movements
      * loss of appetite
      * upset stomach
      * vomiting
      * stomach pain
      * extreme tiredness or weakness
      * confusion
      * decreased urination

      Azithromycin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:--
      * nausea
      * diarrhea
      *vomiting
      * stomach pain
      * heartburn
      * headache
      Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:--
      * fast, pounding, or irregular heart beat
      * dizziness
      * fainting
      * rash
      * hives
      * itching
      * wheezing or difficulty breathing or swallowing
      * swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
      * hoarseness
      * mouth sores
      * severe diarrhea (watery or bloody stools) that may occur with or without fever and stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
      * yellowing of the skin or eyes
      * extreme tiredness
      * unusual bleeding or bruising
      * lack of energy
      * loss of appetite
      * pain in the upper right part of the stomach
      * flu-like symptoms
      * dark-colored urine
      * blisters or peeling of the skin
      * unusual muscle weakness or difficulty with muscle control
      Please note that I am not a medical professional.

  7. QUESTION:
    What do you think this pain most likely is?
    I have aches in my lower right abdomen, but they've dulled recently. They started at about 1o'clock, and they're here now but they dulled down. I've got no appetite.

    I've panicked it could be appendicitis, but then i remembered i do a lot of stomach crunches (around 3000 a day). I did some first thing this morning.

    What do you think this could be? Help ASAP, i'm worried, even though the pain ISN'T strong. I'm just a worrier lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Any organ in your midsection can cause pain, including your appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.

      Symptoms Possible Cause Action to Take
      Intense pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, possibly starting as a vague, uncomfortable feeling around the navel. You may also have nausea, vomiting, or a slight fever. Appendicitis Go to an emergency room now
      Severe pain that starts in the upper abdomen and often spreads to the sides and the back. The pain may flare up soon after a large meal, or six to 12 hours after an episode of heavy drinking. You may also have nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowish skin, and a racing heartbeat. Pancreatitis Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Acute pancreatitis can cause shock, which may result in death if not treated quickly.
      Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. *Pelvic inflammatory disease
      *Heart attack
      *Perforated stomach ulcer
      *Shock, from allergy
      *Diabetic emergency
      *Poisoning Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.
      Pain in upper right side of abdomen; may spread to right upper back, chest, or right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; or gas. Gallstones If this is your first attack, call a doctor for emergency advice.
      If you can't reach one, go to an emergency room. Don't eat or drink anything.
      In a woman who might be pregnant: severe pain that arises suddenly in the lower right or lower left abdomen, usually without vomiting or fever. Ectopic pregnancy Call the doctor for a prompt appointment. If you experience severe abdominal pain or bleeding, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.
      Moderate to severe cramps that wax and wane, or occasional cramps that flare up after meals, and vomiting, especially if the vomit smells like stool. Other possible signs include watery or ribbon-like stools, or no stools at all. Intestinal obstruction Go to the emergency room right away.
      Pain or tenderness in the lower left side of the abdomen, along with fever.
      You may also have nausea, vomiting, chills, stomach cramps, and either diarrhea or constipation. Diverticulitis See a doctor immediately. If you have sharp abdominal pain along with fever, chills, swelling, or nausea and vomiting, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. You may have peritonitis, a life-threatening infection of the abdominal cavity.
      Chronic abdominal pain along with dark urine and yellowish skin and eyes. Viral hepatitis See a doctor promptly.
      Pain in the back that usually spreads under the rib cage, around the front, and into the groin. Kidney stones See a doctor promptly
      Searing, stabbing pain in the upper abdomen; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. Gallstones or an infection of the gallbladder. See your doctor promptly. If you also experience sweating, chills, and fever, see a doctor right away
      Chronic abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant, along with a fever, sore throat, and extreme fatigue. Mononucleosis or other viral infection See a doctor promptly. In addition to taking medications, you'll need to get plenty of rest.
      Bloody stools or bleeding from the rectum. In some cases, abdominal pain. Bleeding hemorrhoids, colon polyps, or (rarely) colorectal cancer. (Hemorrhoids and polyps rarely cause abdominal pain.) See a doctor promptly.
      In a woman: dull, constant pain in the lower abdomen along with vaginal discharge and fever. Pelvic inflammatory disease. See a doctor promptly.
      Dull, gnawing stomach pain that comes and goes. The pain is often worse when the stomach is empty and goes away after eating. You may also have indigestion, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, and dark stools. *Stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer)
      *Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Take an antacid or acetaminophen if necessary, but avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
      Don't drink alcohol or smoke.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      Call 911 or go an emergency room right away if you throw up blood or anything that looks like coffee grounds; if you feel faint, chilly, or sweaty; if you have black or bloody stools, or if you feel lightheadedness, as if you would faint.
      See a doctor right away if you have sharp back pain with ulcer symptoms.
      Frequent burning pain in the upper abdomen or chest, possibly accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth, a lump in the throat, or trouble swallowing. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Suck on an antacid lozenge at the first sign of pain. Over-the-counter acid blockers can help prevent future attacks.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      See your doctor promptly if you have trouble swallowing, especially if solid food gets stuck.
      Vague, widespread, cramp-like pain, accompanied by bloating, tiredness, gas, and occasional nausea. You may also have diarrhea, constipation,

  8. QUESTION:
    How quickly does pepto-bismol work?
    I woke up this morning with an extremely painful stomach cramp and ran to the bathroom. For the last 2 hours I've gone to the bathroom every 10 minutes. I have diaherra. It's extremely watery stool. Even worse are these stomach cramps. They are agonizing. The worse thing is I have an extremely important event to go to tonight. I need to get better by 7:00 pm. How quickly does pepto-bismol work?

    I ate Taco Bell yesterday and I think that is what did this to me. :/

    • ANSWER:
      Well, here is a detailed guide on how this medication helps persons from all across the globe to solve various gut problems such as indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhoea and stomach upsets. This product is available in several forms namely caplets, liquid form and chewable tablets. It s designed by medical professionals who have all the skills and expertise required to produce a safe and effective remedy for various health problems.

      One of its major functions is killing bacteria that are usually found the stomach and gut. This bacterium has being closed linked and proved to be the main cause of aggravated stomach ulcers in most patients. Its components covers the ulcers in the stomach and gut hence protecting them from various stomach acids that are normally used in digestion of food. This drug can be used by both adults and teenagers. However, the dose taken has to be in line with the recommendation of the health service provider so as to avoid health complications that may arise as a result of an overdose.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me info on a natural substance called valerian root?
    What would you use this substance for?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what Homeopathy uses it for, and the things mentioned below are what Valerian can treat in the given form nothing else :-

      VALERIANA OFFICINALIS
      Valerian
      (VALERIANA)

      Hysteria, over-sensitiveness, nervous affections, when apparently well-chosen remedies fail. Hysterical spasms and affections generally. Hysterical flatulency.

      Mind.--Changeable disposition. Feels light, as if floating in air. Over-sensitiveness (Staph). Hallucinations at night. Irritable. Tremulous.

      Head.--Sensation of great coldness. Pressure in forehead. Feeling of intoxication.

      Ears.--Earache from exposure to draughts and cold. Nervous noises. Hyper sthesia.

      Throat.--Sensation as if a thread were hanging down throat. Nausea felt in throat. Pharynx feels constricted.

      Stomach.--Hunger, with nausea. Eructations foul. Heartburn with gulping of rancid fluid. Nausea, with faintness. Child vomits curdled milk in large lumps after nursing.

      Abdomen.--Bloated. Hysterical cramps. Thin, watery diarrh a, with lumps of coagulated milk, with violent screaming in children. Greenish, papescent, bloody stool. Spasms in bowels after food and at night in bed.

      Respiratory.--Choking on falling asleep. Spasmodic asthma; convulsive movements of the diaphragm.

      Female.--Menses late and scanty (Puls).

      Extremities.--Rheumatic pains in limbs. Constant jerking. Heaviness. Sciatica; pain worse standing and resting on floor (Bell); better walking. Pain in heels when sitting.

      Sleep.--Sleepless, with nightly itching and muscular spasms. Worse on waking.

      Fever.--Long lasting heat, often with sweat on face. Heat predominates. Sensation of icy coldness (Heloderma; Camp; Abies c).

      Relationship.--Compare: Asaf; Ign; Croc; Castor; Amm valer (in neuralgia, gastric disturbance, and great nervous agitation). Insomnia especially during pregnancy and menopause. Feeble, hysterical nervous patients.

      Dose.--Tincture.

      I hope the information proves to be of help.
      Take Care and God Bless !

  10. QUESTION:
    What exactly is valeria? I am thinking of purchasing and want to know everything I can.?
    If you have used or are taking now any info would be great!
    Souldoctor, I'm not sure I understand your answer, maybe I have the name wrong, can someone help?
    I have trouble getting and staying asleep, I average 10 or more time waking up at night. I have slight anxiety, just alittle more than I can handle on my own.

    • ANSWER:
      This is the usage of VALERIANA in Homeopathic Medicine, if you have the symptoms given below this remedy will be useful for you otherwise not.
      What are you trying to take it for may I ask ?

      VALERIANA OFFICINALIS
      Valerian
      (VALERIANA)

      Hysteria, over-sensitiveness, nervous affections, when apparently well-chosen remedies fail. Hysterical spasms and affections generally. Hysterical flatulency.

      Mind.--Changeable disposition. Feels light, as if floating in air. Over-sensitiveness (Staph). Hallucinations at night. Irritable. Tremulous.

      Head.--Sensation of great coldness. Pressure in forehead. Feeling of intoxication.

      Ears.--Earache from exposure to draughts and cold. Nervous noises. Hyper sthesia.

      Throat.--Sensation as if a thread were hanging down throat. Nausea felt in throat. Pharynx feels constricted.

      Stomach.--Hunger, with nausea. Eructations foul. Heartburn with gulping of rancid fluid. Nausea, with faintness. Child vomits curdled milk in large lumps after nursing.

      Abdomen.--Bloated. Hysterical cramps. Thin, watery diarrh a, with lumps of coagulated milk, with violent screaming in children. Greenish, papescent, bloody stool. Spasms in bowels after food and at night in bed.

      Respiratory.--Choking on falling asleep. Spasmodic asthma; convulsive movements of the diaphragm.

      Female.--Menses late and scanty (Puls).

      Extremities.--Rheumatic pains in limbs. Constant jerking. Heaviness. Sciatica; pain worse standing and resting on floor (Bell); better walking. Pain in heels when sitting.

      Sleep.--Sleepless, with nightly itching and muscular spasms. Worse on waking.

      Fever.--Long lasting heat, often with sweat on face. Heat predominates. Sensation of icy coldness (Heloderma; Camp; Abies c).

      Relationship.--Compare: Asaf; Ign; Croc; Castor; Amm valer (in neuralgia, gastric disturbance, and great nervous agitation). Insomnia especially during pregnancy and menopause. Feeble, hysterical nervous patients.

      Dose.--Tincture.

      The above proving was taken from HOM OPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA by Dr.William BOERICKE, M.D.
      http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/v/valer.htm


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