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Diarrhoea - would you isolate?

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WhoahThereCrazyHorse Fri 17-Apr-20 06:42:32

Started feeling a bit rough late yesterday and feel the same on waking today, with added mild diarrhoea. Just read up and have seen that some COVID patients do present with this as a symptom. Would you treat it as such or wait to see what develops? As a family we’ve been following advice strictly so haven’t been anywhere or seen anyone.

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oldbagface Fri 17-Apr-20 06:47:19

It's unlikely. Do you suffer with ibs? It might be anxiety or something you've consumed.

Gluestick80 Fri 17-Apr-20 07:13:00

I wouldn’t isolate for diarrhoea.

KittenVsBox Fri 17-Apr-20 07:39:39

I'd stay at home until 24 hrs after symptoms finish, I think.
And isolate for 2 weeks if you get a temperature or cough with it.

billystoatgruff Fri 17-Apr-20 07:41:09

No. Well, not any longer than I would for diarrhoea in general. It’s not one of the two key covid symptoms (fever, cough).

PearPickingPorky Fri 17-Apr-20 07:43:23

What is the difference these days between isolating due to symptoms, and what everyone else is doing anyway?

billystoatgruff Fri 17-Apr-20 07:44:52

@pear you can’t leave the house at all, not even for exercise if you’re isolating due to symptoms.

user1480880826 Fri 17-Apr-20 07:45:10

@PearPickingPorky it’s totally different. If you have symptoms you and your whole household do not leave the house. Not for food, exercise or medication.

Kittykat93 Fri 17-Apr-20 08:20:28

I wouldn't isolate if that's your only symptom.

iVampire Fri 17-Apr-20 08:22:55

I’d use the 48 hour rule.

Or longer if you’re running a temperature (until it’s been normal, unmedicated, for 24 hours)

PurpleDaisies Fri 17-Apr-20 08:23:57

Or longer if you’re running a temperature (until it’s been normal, unmedicated, for 24 hours)

If anyone has a temperature, the household needs to isolate as per the coronavirus guidelines.

Tryingtoslim Fri 17-Apr-20 08:24:07

Someone v close to me had confirmed corona their only symptoms were feeling a bit off and diarrhoea so it can be corona in some cases. They were confident they didn’t have it and was shocked when the tests came back

PurpleDaisies Fri 17-Apr-20 08:25:04

How did they get tested tryingtobeslim?

Callimanco Fri 17-Apr-20 08:25:28

I would isolate for a couple of days to see how it progresses.
Fwiw I started with 24 hours of diarrhea that then developed into a sore throat, chest discomfort etc. It is not an uncommon way for covid to start; but it could also be noro or something you ate.

Tryingtoslim Fri 17-Apr-20 08:27:30

@PurpleDaisies they work frontline nhs so the test was to rule them out so they could go back to work

PotteringAlong Fri 17-Apr-20 08:27:49

You can leave the house if you’re isolating for symptoms

PotteringAlong Fri 17-Apr-20 08:28:35

I don’t think it posted the photo!

PurpleDaisies Fri 17-Apr-20 08:28:47

You can leave the house if you’re isolating for symptoms

To go to your own garden, yes. Sorry if that wasn’t clear earlier.

The guidance about exercise changed last week. Now you have to stay at home to exercise.

PurpleDaisies Fri 17-Apr-20 08:29:18

That’s out of date @PotteringAlong

Look at the nhs website now.

PotteringAlong Fri 17-Apr-20 08:30:14

Ah, I don’t have symptoms anyway but if we do will look again!

PurpleDaisies Fri 17-Apr-20 08:31:08

This is it now. Guidance changed on April 9th. I’d withdraw your earlier posts so they don’t mislead anyone.

tootsey Fri 17-Apr-20 09:57:55

I started with feeling rough and 4 days of diarrhea. I've now had 5 weeks of hell. Have not been tested but with all the other symptoms, 3 different doctors are pretty sure it's CV.

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