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What is the best anti diarrhea medicine that works fast for tourists

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Immodium: Try Imodium (loperamide) or pepto.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends on what : Type of diarrhea. Flagyl is an antibiotic which helps treated diarrhea caused by certain infections and parasites. It does not treat other forms of di ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gloria l Ciccone
36 years experience Pediatrics
Dietary changes: Start by avoiding sugar containing beverages and refined sugars. Eat brown rice, toast, bananas, almonds, nuts, broiled fish and chicken. Drink ginger ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: No
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Rotavirus infection is very rare in sdults.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Old Wives Tale: NO taking anti-diarrhea medication does NOT prolong the infection (nor does it cure it)! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
22 years experience Family Medicine
Water retention: Drinking plenty of water will reduce rebound water retention, which occurs when your body is dehydrated and tries to hold onto as much water as it can ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Colitis=back pain: You could very well HAV 1 of many causes of diarrhia from infective to tumor to diverticulitis. Often they present with back pain. I rec u c a gastroe ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
No: Most antidiarrheals do not provide fiber in the diet. A water soluble fiber supplement would make the stool less watery but might not decrease the fre ... Read More
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