Bacterial Gastroenteritis Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is bacterial gastroenteritis?

Bacterial infection of the gut. It can be prevented by cleansing fruits and vegetables, cooking raw meat properly to kill the bacteria that can cause food poisoning, and ensuring all water is boiled before consumption.

Symptoms of bacterial gastroenteritis

  • Diarrhea

  • Stools have very strong odour

  • Abdominal pain

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

  • Ate raw or undercooked food in the past week

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bacterial gastroenteritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bacterial gastroenteritis

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do your stools have an offensive smell?

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you have any discomfort (not pain) in your abdomen or stomach?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

Treatment for bacterial gastroenteritis

This condition is treated with antibiotics. In the meantime, simple measures like staying hydrated and avoiding dairy products or spicy foods can help to relieve symptoms. In severe cases, fluids can be given through a needle in the veins to treat dehydration.

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Medically Reviewed By:

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