A 20-year-old female asked:
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does taking anti diarrhea medicine make the infection stay in you longer?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 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
Answered on Jun 30, 2018

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Return to see doc: sometimes certain meds such as antibiotics can play havoc with ones GI system, causing loose stools or constipation. See your doc for f/u
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Unlikely: There are many causes for chronic diarrhea. Consult a gastroenterologist.
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