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Bland Foods For Diarrhea
No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day.
GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest , fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. CIPRO (ciprofloxacin) may be given empirically >You need full exam and lab screen to rule out infection. If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is viral it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
No appetite for over a week. Nausea when trying to eat bland foods, bouts of diarrhea and losing nearly 1 LB a day. Not pregnant. No fever but cold.
Today is day 5 of diarrhea & nausea. Im starting to feel dehydrated & weak/dizzy. What bland food/drinks can I have to restore electrolytes? Help!
Seek help: If your symptoms are going on for 5 days and you are starting to feel dizzy, you may need IV fluids. If you are able to keep fluids down and you have access to a drug store, Pedialyte is great for electrolytes. You can also take in fruit juice, sports drinks or broth. Dry toast, rice, crackers and low-fiber fruit like bananas are bland foods usually well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gall bladder operation last week.Since yesterday having loose stools although i'm still eating light, bland food. Please help.
No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple way : Food can cause diarrhea in many ways. The food could bad. The food could be contaminated with some bacteria. You could be allergic to the food. The food could high in sugar or other substance stimulating diarrhea. You could be intolerant to a part of food like lactose in milk and lactose intolerance. ...Read more
Not well: With diarrhea, food moves very quickly through your GI system. With some types of infectious diarrhea, the villi in your small intestine which are most responsible for absorbing nutrients, can be damaged. If they're not doing their job, you would not be absorbing food well and some may come out in your stool. ...Read more
Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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