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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2007
  • 06:14 AM

HI, my Mom who is 74 and generally in good health has had intestinal flu for about 7 days..vomiting severe diarrohea, muscle pain, headache, tired, etc.
What should we be doing for her condition any ideas. Should we be trying to stop the diarrohea or let it run its course.


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  • I would be most concerned about her electrolytes and make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids (gatorade and gingerale and EmergenC)...Is she keeping any food down? If not you need to get her to an ER as 7 days is a long time for an intestinal flu. Most bugs like that only last a few days at most. Could be something else happening. I don't ever recommend drugs like immodium as you are right the diarrhea should just run its course. However, if her symptoms haven't improved at all you need tests done. I would be concerned due to her age. Hope this helps and good luck.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 27, 2007
    • 06:43 PM
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