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A 21-year-old female asked:

can i drink coconut water when having gastroenteritis and diarrhea?

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Coconut water: You should be on clear liquids for 24 hours with gastroenteritis. Usually means clear sodas or electrolyte drinks. Could use gelatin and popsicles. Some people get diarrhea from coconut water, especially if they drink a lot of it.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Though you may rehydrate better with other options.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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