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A 47-year-old female asked:

I have had diarrhea since late wednesday night 16th dec. i have tried imodium but not helping and stools are still runny up until today. i dont have a temperature but am thirsty and not much appetite. i dont feel nauseas. what do i do?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Hydration: Diarrhea typically lasts 5-7 days. Use of Imodium may relieve immediate symptoms, but makes the illness last longer. Drink lots of fluids/electrolytes (up to 2.5 liters), rest and limit your food intake to bananas, plain rice, apples and Toast/crackers. No spicy or fatty foods.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2020

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