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Ciprofloxacin Traveler S Diarrhea
Had travelers diarrhea 2 months ago. Treated with ciprofloxacin. Still have a hard bloated stomach and don't feel my movements are back to normal.?
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
I've been taking bactrim for a MRSA infection, which is now under control. Can I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the same tI me for traveler's diarrhea?
What is the usual cipro (ciprofloxacin) dose/schedule for travelers diarrhea. I do not have access to a physician currently but do have a kit of six 500mg tablets.
Infectious Diarrhea: Please do not take the antibiotics unless you are feverish and having significant bloody diarrhea. Standard traveler's diarrhea needs immodium, not antibiotics. ...Read more
NO: Please don't self medicate. See a physician who can run tests-there are many different causes. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. How do I stop the diarrhea? Currently taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl.
Be careful!!!: Diarrhea usually IS NOT part of the symptom complex of diverticulitis. How was your case diagnosed? Did you have a CT scan. And even if you did colitis, which is just a general term for inflamed colon, can look like diverticulitis but it would more commonly cause diarrhea. If diarrhea started after taking antibiotics you could have C diff colitis which requires stool culture and can be serious ...Read more
Just went through a crohns flare up. I was put on ciprofloxacin and have 3 days left. But now no diarrhea I am constipated. Takes a lot of effort. Why?
Inflammation: A flare is a whole cascade of inflammatory cells that takes a while to cool down and return your intestinal function to a more normal baseline ...Read more
34 yr old, on cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 weeks ago. Had diarrhea, small flat stools & anxiety. Diarrhea has mostly subsided, stool is still flat. Due to anxiety?
I'm traveling in thailand and have had diarrhea for a few days (no other symptoms). Diphen/atropine not working. Should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or zithromax?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Traveler's diarrhea is very common in the first few days of travel to a new location. Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the first sign of diarrheal symptoms is an easy way to stave off a prolonged course of diarrhea. Zithromax will not do you much good in this case. ...Read more
I have a question. My son just had an appendectomy. He was prescribed oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. Now he is having runny diarrhea. Can he take immodium?
Probably: This should at least slow down the stooling and will not interfere with the other meds. I would put in a call to the treatment team to keep them up to date on his condition. They may want to re-check him sooner. ...Read more
I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis. On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable. Can I take anything to control it?
Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (3rd since april) 1st dose last night 10pm. Today vomiting nausea and forceful diarrhea. Could it be cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Recurrent UTI's: A more important question you need to ask is: why am I having recurrent uti's? You need to see a urologist to make sure you do not have an anatomical defect in your urinary system causing your uti's to develop. If there is such a problem, resolution of it may prevent future ones. What does the doctor who is giving you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) say about your recurrent uti's? ...Read more
I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) & (lactic acid bacillus). ..is it safe to use lactic acid bacillus??
Safe but unhelpful:
You may take so-called probiotics but there is not good evidence that these supplements are useful.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I've had diarrhea for 3 weeks. I've seen my primary care physician and all tests have been negative. He prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) with no change. Any ideas?
I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole & lactic acid bacillus & Rabeprazole....is it safe use of lactic acid bacillus??
Safe, +/- helpful: Your doctor is trying to protect you against disruption of intestinal bacteria by the antibiotics. Lactobacillus is one of those treatments that seems to make sense for this purpose, but rarely is helpful. However, it won't hurt, and you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Trav. Diarrhea two weeks ago, I then became constipated. Now the last two days I've had severe bloating, waves of abdominal pain?
Constipation: I recommend that you insert a glycerin rectal suppository and/or give yourself a fleets enema in view of your abdominal discomfort and bloating. I don't recommend a laxative stimulant by mouth as you seem to need treatment that works from below. If increased abdominal discomfort and distension or vomiting occurs, you'll need urgent evaluation and treatment. Senokot (senna) by mouth is ok if no pain, bloat. ...Read more
Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?
Was in ER, treated for dehydration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?
Tropical bloody diarrhea for two months age 17. No relief on flagyl, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) augmentin, bactrim. Stool exam negative (but can't trust).?
In Cambodia & finished yest. 10days of antiprotozoal (b. hystoslyca) & 5days of cipro (ciprofloxacin). Stomach pain all day, no diarrhea/fever. When do I go to doc?
Now: I can't tell if this a side effect of the medication or if it is due to the protozoa. You need to clarify this ...Read more
3 days of diarrhea, stool examination rbc&wbc were seen (20-40).Dr gave me antibiotics. (ciprofloxacin&metronidaz)fever, chills, ache, cold symptoms. Ideas?
Gastroenteritis: I t seems you are being treated for an infectious Gastroentritis and the culture is pending. Needs stool culture, should have been taken before starting Antibiotics. Follow up with your doctor, your prognosis is good. But it says you are also taking Cefuroxime. Too many Antibiotics. Ask doctor if you should stop iCefuroxime ...Read more
I got Flagyl n glucose drips for bloody diarrhea at hospital, nw m on cipro (ciprofloxacin) n rizek. Bt having swollen stomach, constipation n head aches. Hw to treat it?
Please help us...: ...By indicating what evaluation was accomplished when you were hospitalized, and what was found. Then we can offer you some targeted assistance. ...Read more
Doxy for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Bactrim ok til dose raised to 2 pills 2x/da-tight chest and throat. Now cipro (ciprofloxacin)-rash. Md: cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok if can stand rash. But can rash progress to breathing problem?
Female 63yo taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Now cipro-rash. Wants to know is rash can progress to breathing problem?
The rash suggests an allergic reaction, especially if it itches. Breathing problems and wheezing are common symptoms of allergic reactions as well. So yes, it is possible that the rash may progress to a breathing problem. ...Read more
Went to er/ bad stomach cramping (like contractions / not preg) and diarrhea that was that was mucousy & maybe bloody. Wbc (19000) and stool shows white blood cells. Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Can't this cause c-diff?
Sometimes: Diarrhea has many causes. If your doctor has determined that you need antibiotics to treat your particular case, you should take medication as prescribed. If you are concerned about c-diff call your doc. All antibiotics put you at risk for c. Difficile colitis (usually manifested as bloody diarrhea with cramps) doctors are careful to prescribe antibiotics for diarrhea only when needed. ...Read more
Do I need a post-travel check up after returning from ghana having experienced 3 loose stools on the trip but recovered using 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
No, unless...: If all symptoms of diarrhea are gone and you have no cramping, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue or weakness then you do not need to be seen. If diarrhea returns, is severe or bloody, or fever occurs with shaking chills, or abdominal pain becomes marked, seek medical attention. By the way, if you have only just returned remember to take all your malaria medicine as prescribed! ...Read more
My 20 yr-old daughter is in senegal and had traveler's diarrhea and stomach pain. She was prescribed cipro, but is now feeling almost better. Should she take the cipro now that she's feeling better?
Yes: She should complete the prescribed course of therapy, even if she is feeling better sooner than that. ...Read more
Having diarrhea for 2 weeks. Already took ciprofloxacine for 7 days. But it's not resolving. What might be the possible causes? Any tests?
On cipro 4 kidney infec. Zofran 4 Nausea. Watery diarrhea, have to wear protection as at time I cant control a bm. Can I take immodium &is yougurt ok?
Recommendation: You can use immodium temporary for 2-3! days, yogurt is good but not enough. Add probiotics in capsules form. If no improvement, you need to check with doctor for reason this watery diarrhea. ...Read more
Flagy/cipro about 1 month ago for divertic. Diarrhea, no pain, ++mucous, today light green stools, look like guacamole. C-diff? Do I need antibiotics
Cdiff: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, I would suggest waiting for 2-3 days; if your symptoms fails to improve; let us know, will text you for C.Diff first. It is a little unlikely since Metronidazole/ flagel is the 1st line treatment for Cdiff and you were already taking it with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) when you had the diverticulitis. I hope it helps. Thank you ...Read more