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Is yogurt a good thing to give a 9 yr old with diarrhea?

Is yogurt a good thing to give a 9 yr old with diarrhea?

Could help...: Yogurt can help recolonize the intestinal tract with "good bacteria" after diarrhea. This is especially true if the diarrhea was brought on after taking antibiotics for an infection. It may not help, but if the 9 year old would eat it, it will not hurt.

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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Good thing is my poop wasn't bluish green for the past 5 days but what are the chances of chrohns disease I don't have diarrhea 10 times a day though?

Not crohns: Bluish green poop is not associated with crohns as far as I am aware. It is more likely something you ate or a medication you took. Usual symptoms of crohns are abdominal pain, diarrhea and or blood in stool.

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What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >.

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What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is probably the best otc anti diarrheal agent. You should probably check with your dr. In case there is a medical problem causing the diarrhea, such as c. Difficile or bowel polyps.

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What is the good diet for my friend who have diarrhea for 3 days and taking medicine for it as prescribed?

What is the good diet for my friend who have diarrhea for 3 days and taking medicine for it as prescribed?

Avoid fat, dairy: A bland diet low in fat and avoiding dairy may help. Smaller, more frequent meals may also be better tolerated.

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Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics.

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What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread, Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr

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Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Clear liquids: At the onset of diarrhea you may just want to increases his fluids. Most often diarrhea is caused by some viral illness. When keeping sufficient fluids down you can offer bland foods. Most diarrhea does not require medicines. If goes on for longer than expected see your doctor.

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Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Which one: There are many brands of materna formula, there is vegetarian, there is materna sensitive, materna good night rice and materna dairy. You should discuss your childs diarrhea with your pediatrician. He needs to know, the number of stools, consistency, frequency etc. You pediatrician will work with you to choose the appropriate formula. Breast milk is best. Consider breast feeding if not too late.

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Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection. They should look for bacteria and parasites.

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What is a good way to get treatment for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Simple diarrhea can be managed just by pushing fluids containing electrolytes like gatorade. More severe ones mandates discontinuing food except rice, apples, toast and bananas in addition to fluids.

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Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Bad idea: Tampons are meant for uterine/vaginal bleeding. You insert it, it expands when wet, can't migrate farther up, and can be reasonably easily removed. Foreign bodies in the rectum can migrate up, beyond the reach for retrievel (unpleasant at best), and arguably could cause a bowel obstruction. See your doc, find out why you have diarrhea, and treat it the right way.

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I have good hygiene. But lately, I can smell the stink. I just recovered from diarrhea so does that affect me in any way?

I have good hygiene. But lately, I can smell the stink. I just recovered from diarrhea so does that affect me in any way?

It is normal: When you are recovering from diarrhea due to an infection, you may have the stinks and that is normal. You will be alright.

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Finally I figured out that drinking coffee is what cause me diarrhea and makes me feel good and maybe a bit nervous, is that normal?

Finally I figured out that drinking coffee is what cause me diarrhea and makes me feel good and maybe a bit nervous, is that normal?

Caffeine is a drug: Caffeine can have beneficial effects on alertness and aspects of health, but it can also cause problems, such as insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It's important to drink coffee (contains caffeine) in moderation and to be aware that caffeine is found in many foods and beverages. Caffeine taken later in the day can disrupt sleep. Don't overdo it!

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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