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Traveler's Diarrhea (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

When to call the doctor

  • If diarrhea lasts longer than three days
  • If blood, mucus, or worms are seen in stool
  • If the person has pain in the abdomen or rectum
  • If the person has a temperaturegreater than 102 F (38.8 C)
  • If a severe headache develops
  • If the person has signs of water loss including dry mouth, excessive thirst, little or no urination, or feels lightheaded
  • If the person's immune system is weakened by another condition such as HIV or cancer
  • If the symptoms do not improve when the individual drinks fluids or uses nonprescription medications for diarrhea
  • Vomiting prevents fluid intake

When to go to the hospital

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015
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