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 Can acute HIV(initial stages) be diagnosed by some test ?
Suppose some one develops flu or something like this .Can a test for HIV infection be performed at that stage ?
If so,which test is done ?
Further can HIV be treated in the initial stages ?...

 Help me I have Flu...?
Hey, I've got the flu and I find myself really tired and can't stray from my bed.

Any ideas on how to get me energetic or at least feeling better would be most welcome....

 What happens if I have Strep Throat but do no get a prescription to cure it?
I believe I have Strep Throat, but do not have the resources to see a doctor and get a prescription. What will happen if I just let it "run its course"?...

 How do I help my 11 yr. old child get over the flu?
She wants to go outside, but I don't think I should let her.

She said to ask on here so please I need help!...

 My neighbor has mendengitus and is hospitalized, can she die?
I am also concerned about her sons that live with her, are they at risk. I dont know if it's viral or bacterial....AlI I know is they family has flown people in from out of town. She's only ...

 How long does the flu last?
My sister has had it for 3 weeks..........is it the flu? she has all the symptoms just not the time i think....

 Dry cough, fever, swollen glands, diarrhea, white spots in mouth, memory loss and depression..what the hell?
what's wrong with me>?...

 How do you know wen you are dishlecktic?

 Can my MMR vaccinated 8yr old catch Rubella?

 The stomach flu........ what can i eat that is easy on my stomach.?
i have not got sick since 930 this morning I have not eaten for 2 days and i think im ready to eat i have apple sauce is that ok?...

 Is the shingles virus dangerous?

 If you had the mumps as a child can you get again?

 Can you die from hepc?
if you dont get treatment? will you die earlier? if you keep drinking?...

 My wife infected TB. My child & my x-ray are normal, but MT test is positive how can i cure this for all in my

 Meningitis-WHY don't people realize it is a symptom NOT a disease?
Seriously they keep pushing the "Meningitis Vaccine" and now on the news they keep saying "Were 500 people in this bar exposed to Meningitis?" That is like asking if 500 people ...

 What does it mean if you have frequent infections?
Every 2 or 3 weeks, I feel like I'm coming down with the flu or something. I have a potential liver problem they are checking on. Could it somehow be related to my liver, or is it just a ...

What is the harm of ...

 What is the story of typhoid Mary?
The recent TB insident has a lot of people talking about typhoid Mary. Who was she and what did she do?...

 When having the common cold, how much rest do you usually get per day?

 Can infections spread if the infected person touches an object, and then i touch the object?
can it live on inanimate objects?
if i touched the object he touched, and then i touched my pens, will my pens be infected now too? that means i have to disinfect everything. how long do ...

Kathy M
Diarreah for 3 days?
I have had diarreah for 3 days, been trying to drink water and sprite but comes right back out. I tried eating toast and saltine crackers but they come right back out too. Need advice, should I go to the doctor or try over the counter?

Nicole n
Drink something like propel, or even Pedialyte (fluids with no sugar) and go to a doctor

Ofcourse you need to see a doctor.If there isn`t any availble to you,go and boil 2-3 egs for 10 min.,rise with carrots and special tea for diarreah;and stop drinking water and sprite.There are also special pills that stops diarreah.

yeah....common sense would tell me to go to a doctor!
people have died from diarreah!

jim b
You should go to the doctor. By all means keep you body rehydrated, vey important. Try a product called Florastor-otc, it works for diarrhea and it helps keep the intestinal system on tract. Friends of mine have used it with great success.

I would not recommend Immodium, this is ok for a quick stop but there is a problem and Immodium is only working on the symptom. As I have mentioned above try the Florastor that works on the problem, I have researched it. Good luck

Get off the computer and get to the emergency room. I'd say go to your doctor, but it's Sunday.

Yes, it would be best to head to the doc on Monday morning if it hasn't cleared by then.

IN the meantime, use the BRAT "diet" and get some Immodium (or similar OTC anti-diahrrea med) at the drug store.

B = Bananas
R = Rice (plain)
A = Applesauce (unsweetened)
T = Toast

Try propel (or another sugar free sports drink with electryolytes). This is nothing to fool with. Dehyration can set in quickly.

Hang in there,

Go to the doctor, don't get over-the-counter drugs. For instance, if you have Clostridium difficile, Immodium (and other similar drugs) will have absolutely no effect. Not only that, then time is wasted while you continue to get sicker. You need to be sure you are taking the correct medication for what you have.

bronte heights
After 3 days of this you will be severely dehydrated. You need to go to the ER to get IV fluids. Try mint tea on the way. At this point, don't worry about food, hydration is the critical factor here.

Keep yourself hydrated. Vomiting and diarrhea is self- limited. Vomiting will stop first. Drink Pedialyte. Sprite is hyperosmolar. Do not drink it. Water is OK. Yogurt, rice and bananas are good. Drink 1 to 2 glasses of Pedialyte per stool, sipping very slowly. If you vomit, wait for ten minutes, then drink more slowly. You should be OK in a day or two. No antibiotics are required.

since u have it for 3 days now, what r u waiting for???? go see a doctor!!!! Coke helps sometimes....

Eat some candied Ginger, drink Ginger tea, or take some immodium AD. They all work really well. If you allow yourself to become dehydrated you will begin to vomit and then you have bigger problems. Avoid sugar and sugary drinks as they will only exacerbate the problem. Ingest things that are bland such as bananas, rice, oats, saltine or club crackers. All of these things are known for their binding abilities. If the smell of the diarrhea is particularly horrible and sharp, you may have something called Rhodo Virus. It is caused by fecal to mouth contamination. It can last up to 10 days. The only thing you can do is let it run its course unless you become so dehydrated you vomit and that is when you need to go and get an I.V. at the hospital.

Erica C
go to the doctor! my husband and i had that problem and we ended up having food posioning!

welcome to my world
Try over the counter first, if that doesn't work within an hour I would definately call a doctor. You could be getting dehydrated without sufficient liquids.

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