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'Naked and Afraid': One contestant diagnosed with dysentery

'Naked & Afraid': One Contestant Diagnosed With Dysentery

On "Naked & Afraid," Phaedra, a 27-year-old stay at home mom from Utah, and Hakim, a 36-year-old Iraq War Veteran struggled to make it 21 days in the Himalayan foothills of northern India.

Things got rough fast for Phaedra who got sick after making a bad judgment call, drinking water from a stream without boiling it first.

As seen on the show, "Concerned that Phaedra's persistent vomiting and diarrhea could be signs of a serious intestinal infection, producers intervene and send in medics to assess her condition." The doctor said, "One or two days. It may take one or two days for vomiting to stop."

Doctors ended up diagnosing Phaedra with Dysentery, which doesn't require any treatment. Therefore, she was given the green light to continue on in the competition. Still, as Heavy.com notes, Hakim encouraged Phaedra to consider tapping out for the sake of her health, but she was determined to survive all 21 days.

And amazingly, she did. Phaedra's health improved and the two made it to their extraction point, which included a 2,000 ft descent over a five-mile hike. Fans on Twitter were ecstatic for the pair, congratulating them both for not quitting and working together to accomplish their goal. Good work you two.

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mgt0331 August 18 2014 at 12:38 PM

AOL headlines are ridiculous. So she had diarrhea, big deal. Stupid pervert show for perverts to watch. Another reality show for the benefit of dumbing down America, nice. Douche bags.

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cgssnavickas August 18 2014 at 12:30 PM

Another stupid "reality" show. Not worth my time to watch (Which I don't.).

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itacurubi cgssnavickas August 18 2014 at 4:35 PM

If you don't watch, on precisely what is your conclusion based?

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Sue itacurubi August 19 2014 at 2:20 PM

I watched it for 5 minutes and BELIEVE ME. IT'S STUPID. And she is nothing more than a prostitute if you really think about it. Bet her kids don't know what mommy's doing but when they do, you'll have to wonder what they're reaction will be.

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JOHN cgssnavickas August 19 2014 at 8:39 AM

So, you dont watch, and yet you feel the need to comment? Sounds like you should not be calling anything stupid without looking in the mirror...

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Sue JOHN August 19 2014 at 2:21 PM

Bet you've broken a few mirrors.

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Bubie August 18 2014 at 1:50 PM

This show is soooooo stupid. The only way that they can hope to get any kind of ratings is to scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas. And when all fails, try naked butts. If you are lucky some pervs will watch this verkackte show. More proof of our degenerate, decadent, fubar society.

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schlauger1 Bubie August 19 2014 at 12:24 AM

Bubie: More evidence of how low socitey is getting concerning intellectual pursuits. There is no intellectual involvement when pursuing things of this vicarious sort..

I'll look at my mate while she is unclothed in the sanctity of my own home and hope the new Big Bro world isn't privy to it.

The spyglass is becoming way too prevalent. And people are becoming immune to this incursion into our basic rights to privacy and circumspect humanity.

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beniehill August 18 2014 at 1:41 PM

Why the hell is thisd a show. Who the hell are, the dumb asses who watches it?

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chuck August 18 2014 at 1:14 PM

big deal. any woman that would go nakid for money is a sl&t anyway

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gearhartbhg August 18 2014 at 1:56 PM

Ok ,,,first,,,,who in their right mind wants to be naked AND afraid ? Is there so little creativity in the minds of writers and producers that this is the level of stupidity they have reduced their audience too ? Give the viewers something wonderful to watch,,,,not all this reality nonsense . People often watch t v to escape the drudgery of life to begin with,,,, !

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llozano August 18 2014 at 12:31 PM

I was sure it was the bad hair disease.

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barbour503 llozano August 18 2014 at 7:12 PM


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gonboyz barbour503 August 19 2014 at 11:11 AM

Good one, Barbour!!! Common sense has been gone for a long time!

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cindyde August 18 2014 at 12:51 PM

I remember watching dual survivor and one of the guys said to always boil water or you'll be spraying the rocks from your butthole

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cdub340 cindyde August 18 2014 at 11:00 PM

lol but you are right

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Sue August 18 2014 at 2:27 PM

people must feel so insecure that they need to put themselves out there like that.... "hey look at me everybody in the world" "i need affirmation from you all". Why?? reality TV is just crazy

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j.pr3 August 18 2014 at 2:34 PM

GEE! And people wonder where the morals of our youth have gone!!! I NEVER watch this type of show and that includes The Bachelor and Bachelorette and isn't there one about naked dating or something? These people must be very desperate and must have absolutely NO self-respect! There is absolutely not enough money in the coffers of the world for me to disrespect myself like this. Talk about TRASH TV. I think it should be illegal! I try very hard to boycott any and all products and companies who advertise on this crap! Our world is going to hell in a hand basket.

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