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A 39-year-old male asked:

I have acute diarrhea ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Stomach aches plus looser stools can be from variety of causes. People usually see their doctors if symptoms are bad or if they last more than 1-2 days. When diarrhea first starts happening, an adult may benefit by stopping eating and start just drinking small amounts (3-5 ounces) of something like Pedialyte or half-strength Gatorade, each hour for half a day to decrease the amount of diarrhea.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can cause acute diarrhea?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.
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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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