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How is diarrhea treated?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Depends: That depends on the cause. In some cases, antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs are needed. In others, it's just a matter of keeping hydrated until it runs its course.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Regain Control: The normal muscular activity of the intestinal tract is out of balance and needs assistance in regaining normal activity. Imodium (loperamide) is used for regaining this functional balance. See link: http://www.Imodium (loperamide).Com/.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What should I do for my diarrhea?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
BRAT diet: Diarrhea is best managed by drinking plenty of fluids and restricting fiber. The brat diet consists of bananas ( greener the better) , rice (white), applesauce, toast (white). Saltine crackers and bullion may also help. Also, avoid dairy as lactose intolerance is common. Good luck.

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