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what can i do to get rid of diarreaha?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some ideas...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear his bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while his body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For anything more than mild brief symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate.

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If over a few days,: See a doc. It may not be anything serious, but if it is it can be very bad to let it go on for long. Becoming dehydrated is not at all a good idea and that can happen quickly. For the first day or two, you can try over-the-counter remedies (ask the druggist) and eat or avoid certain foods - eat bananas, blueberries, rice, toast, yogurt, tea - avoid dairy, fatty & sweet foods. But see a doc soon!
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