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Question: Vomiting, nausia, diaherrea 5 days

 momtolog - Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:22 am

My husband got sick Tuesday morning with explosive vomiting. He slept all day with vomiting throughout the day and diaherrea. The next day he woke up feeling better with only some nausia. He had a maybe a half bowl of soup all day. Thursday, he woke up feeling great. Around noon he started to get nausia again and diaherrea, he ate nothing that day. Friday he had a roll and a tortilla, with diaherrea and nausia. Saturday morning he woke up vomiting again. My two children and I have been around him all week and have felt nothing. Could there be something wrong with him and it's not just a bug? Thanks so much
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:59 pm

User avatar There are lots of gastrointestinal illnesses, including those considered to be food poisoning. He may have picked up something like salmonella, giardia, hepatitis A, and miscellaneous parasites and bacteria. If the symptoms continue, he should see a doctor to rule these out. He may need blood work or stool analysis.

Hopefully the rest of the family will continue to be healthy. Remind him to use good handwashing.

Best wishes for a happier new year's beginning.


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