An “emergency” plan to send you diarrhea

2022-07-13 0 By

It was a thrilling and busy night for me working the night shift in the emergency room.Just rescue a patient, is ready to have a rest, suddenly feel “stomach” a sharp pain, like someone in the effort to twist the general, can only bend the body like cooked shrimp to some better.It’s not really the stomach, but the area below the junction of the ribs on both sides of the upper abdomen.Eventually, after a flurry of physical examinations, faeces and physical symptoms, I decided I had a bad stomach.After conditioning, treatment, the third day to return to normal work.In fact, many other diseases can be disguised as abdominal pain and diarrhea.So, whether or not you have a definite unclean diet, it is advisable to rule out other conditions, as I did, such as pancreatitis, appendicitis, cholecystitis, ectopic pregnancy, and even myocardial infarction.So, what about sudden abdominal pain and diarrhea?To introduce to you below this aspect should be “urgent” preplan.Yes, you’d better take a good look at your own poop.If possible, you’d better take a picture by phone and hand it to the doctor.Because without professional training, it can be difficult to distinguish between mucus, pus, blood, tar, and mushy stools.Sometimes there may be residual normal feces after the first defecation, please refer to the abnormal one.Also, estimate the total volume of bowel movements.If you can, please refrain from defecating at the hospital and leave a specimen, which is very helpful in determining the condition.Don’t worry if you have a watery stool. There are bottles in the hospital.Look for dehydration the assessment of dehydration is complex, but it can also be as simple as decreased urine output and thirst for water.In addition, panic, dizziness and fatigue can also be signs of dehydration.If you do, and can’t drink a lot of water yourself, go to the hospital as soon as possible.Review your diet, travel, and pet ownership and ask if anyone you eat with has the same symptoms. If so, make an appointment to see a doctor.Of course, we should also pay attention to separate meals with family members to avoid infection.Tell your doctor if you have been on antibiotics or hospitalized in the past 3 months, if you have a history of high-risk sexual behavior, if you are taking immunosuppressants such as prednisone, or if you have a disease that lowers your immune system, as specific pathogens need to be considered in this case.For most people like me, who are not seriously ill and don’t have a high risk of disease, it’s just a matter of rehydration and nutrition after diarrhea.Rehydration is best done by drinking diluted fruit juice or oral rehydration salts.If severe dehydration occurs, intravenous rehydration can be used, and oral rehydration can be switched to when the condition improves.In terms of diet, maintaining adequate nutrition is also important for recovery. If you don’t want to eat, or if you have nausea or vomiting, it’s ok to eat only liquid food in the short term.However, it is important to note whether the symptoms of nausea and vomiting affect fluid rehydration, and if so, intervention is needed.High-fat foods should be avoided after severe diarrhea until intestinal function returns to normal.In addition, your body may have trouble digesting dairy products other than yogurt, so avoid lactose for the time being.Most acute diarrhea clears up on its own without antibiotic treatment.However, antibiotics should be used in the following cases, but should follow the doctor’s advice: 1. When the symptoms are serious, such as fever, frequent defecation every day, and severe volume deficiency that requires hospitalization; 2.2. Features of invasive bacterial infection, such as mucinous or bloody stools (stool photos/or specimen tests are needed to determine);3. People with diarrhea have special conditions, such as being over 70 years old or having heart disease or diseases that impair immune function.Prevention is the best cure: wash your hands before meals, divide meals between meals, separate raw and cooked dishes, eat fresh and fully heated seafood, cook food thoroughly when shabu hotpot, avoid eating raw food…These are all great ways to enjoy good food and keep diarrhea at bay.Maesheng (Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital) Source: Beijing Youth Daily