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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children).

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

See your doctor: If you are speaking about your 8 year old, I would take him/her in to see the pediatrician. In the mean time, make aure to stay well hydrated. Bananas, rice, apples and toast can help woth the diarrhea by adding fiber. Hope this helps!

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Can robutisian childs cold and cough cause diarrhea in 26 mo old? We've been using it nightly for a week- is that too long?

Can robutisian childs cold and cough cause diarrhea in 26 mo old? We've been using it nightly for a week- is that too long?

Yes: It is heavily sweetened and some children can get diarrhea. Generally that cough medicine doesn't work and cough "meds" should not be used. Honey works as does vicks vaporub.

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I've had diarrhea for 7 days now. About 8 times a day, almost all liquid, now waking me up in middle of night. Starting to feel weak and cold. Causes?

I've had diarrhea for 7 days now. About 8 times a day, almost all liquid, now waking me up in middle of night. Starting to feel weak and cold. Causes?

Seek: A "hands on" examination (urgent care center or ER) Sounds like you are becoming dehydrated!! It is most likely a NOROVIRUS (Stomach Flu) or a more serious bacterial infection (Salmonella)
You may require some electrolyte replacement as well!
Go Now!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z

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Mild diarrhea for 3 wks. Cramping & pressure in lower ab. Pain in lower ab when cough because I have a cold. Pressure in bottom. Causes?

Mild diarrhea for 3 wks. Cramping & pressure in lower ab. Pain in lower ab when cough because I have a cold. Pressure in bottom. Causes?

Virus?: The most common cause of a cough combined with diarrhea is usually a self limiting viral illness. Given the fact that you have waited 3 weeks without resolution of your symptoms it is best to speak with a physician.

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Soft leaky bowels what could be the cause- have had a bad cold along with stomach pains. It's not diarrhea?

Soft leaky bowels what could be the cause- have had a bad cold along with stomach pains. It's not diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be defined in absolute or relative terms based on either the frequency of bowel movements or the consistency of stools. More than 3 a day is generally considered abnormal. A change in the consistency can also be abnormal. From what you describe suspect you may have an infection that has affected both your upper respiratory tract and your GI tract. If it continues see a doctor.

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Vomited only one time in the morning followed by high fever of more than 102 F with cold hands & feet that doesn't go away. Have no diarrhea Causes?

Vomited only one time in the morning followed by high fever of more than 102 F with cold hands & feet that doesn't go away. Have no diarrhea Causes?

Lots of things!: Your symptoms are non-specific, but fever is concerning. Gi-related problems can originate from the small intestine (crohn's, infection, partial obstruction), the colon (colitis, appendicitis, tb, altered motility), the kidney & collecting system (ascending infection, stones), ovaries, tubes, uterus, hernias that may contain bowel, bleeding, abscess...You get the point. Please seek evaluation.

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Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

Bloating, pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, cold rush thru abdomen and colorful, flat, triangular poop has been problem for a month. What could cause it?

See a GI doctor: Many many different things. This could be infectious, inflammatory bowel, irritable bowel, other. Get seen and diagnosed appropriately.

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Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?

Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?

Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this does not change the frequency of stooling, probably will resolve spontaneously if actually due to your changes in diet. On the other hand, the loose stools are more likely related to the virus producing your cold. If it keeps up, see a doctor.

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea.

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well.

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Can exercise cause diarrhea?

Can exercise cause diarrhea?

It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted (diverted) to the muscle. a variant of ischemic colitis!

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea.

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Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

But tastes so good!: When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements. If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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