While diarrhea presents as loose and watery stools, not all diarrhea is the same. The severity and duration is the biggest distinction. Diarrhea that lasts a couple days is considered acute and likely caused by a bacterial, viral and parasitic infection. Chronic diarrhea can last for weeks and indicate something serious like ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. There might be more to your diarrhea or upset stomach than the leftover guacamole you found in the fridge. Could it be a prescription drug reaction, an allergy, germs from recent travel or a more serious condition? Strong TeleMed will be able to get to the bottom of it and help you feel better.
Most people have felt nauseous, that unsettling feeling in the stomach that can precede vomiting, or throwing up. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases but symptoms of other health conditions. Check with Strong TeleMed to get the latest comprehensive medical advice on the best way to treat your nausea/vomiting, how to prevent it, what to do when you feel it, and much more.
There are many causes of vomiting. Food poisoning, motion sickness, emotional stress and early pregnancy are common culprits. But vomiting can also be a sign of a much more serious ailment including brain injury, meningitis and appendicitis. It’s important to always beware of the dehydration that can accompany vomiting. When recovering, avoid solid food until the vomiting has passed. Gradually drink water and clear liquids. A rehydrating drink that replenishes electrolytes is recommended. A Strong TeleMed physician will be able to get to the bottom of what has caused your vomiting and help you feel better.
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A Doctor On Demand video visit gives you the full attention of a board-certified doctor without having to leave the comfort of your home.
You will receive a physical examination that is customized and focused to your specific complaint.
Your doctor will guide you through looking, listening and feeling to complete a thorough assessment.
If you have a thermometer, blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor or have any medical applications on your mobile device please have them ready. This information will help the doctor make a diagnosis and treat your condition safely and effectively.