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Taking imodium with stomach bug

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Pramanik
21 years experience
Slow down healing: It may slow down your clearance of the irritant. This is why in children we avoid anti-diarrhea medications.
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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Immodium slows down the flow of contents through the intestinal tract. In many cases, the best practice is to keep fluids in and let the body get rid ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Stay hydrated: When fighting the "stomach flu" (which is not always influenza), the most important thing is to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water and/or dilute ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Loperamide: Loperamide is an opioid-receptor agonist in the myenteric plexus of the large intestine; by itself it does not affect the central nervous system. It ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Immodium: Immodium is an excellent symptomatic treatment for diarrhea, only for diarrhea, and one should not use it if there is blood in your diarrhea. It will ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Acute GI illness most commonly either viral infection or food poisoning with a preformed toxin. Both are most commonly self-limited and if you have no... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Yes it does. I normally don't recommend taking Immodium if you can avoid it, bc if you had food poisoning you can trap the bacteria inside you and ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This won't stop it : But it will help. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland food... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Stomach bug: Stomach bug also known as stomach flu or somach virus.The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.It can sometimes be asso... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Most viruses can be spread through droplets in the air. Others come from exposure to actual bugs in the feces. How does that happen....Not everyone ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
N/V/D: Nausia, vomitting and diarrhea are the usual symptoms of viral gastroenteritis. Bacterial enteritis is more severe with abdominal pain and fever.
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