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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). ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Had fever that went away. Now chest cold and diarrhea. for 1 week straight. Colonoscopy last year was normal. Is this common with chest cold?

Had fever that went away. Now chest cold and diarrhea. for 1 week straight. Colonoscopy last year was normal. Is this common with chest cold?

Common with cold or: flu. Chest cold caused by an infection usually develops after you already have a cold or the flu. Symptoms of a cold or the flu include sore throat, fatigue (tiredness), fever, body aches, stuffy or runny nose, vomiting, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's i've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles. Help!

I started with shingles, on antiviral 10 days. 3x's i've been sick with head cold, flu, diarrhea while trying to get better from shingles.  Help!

Get lots of rest: You are looking at this problem from the wrong point of view. The shingles is the consequence, not the cause of your problem. It is a recurrence of a dormant or sleeping chicken pox virus from way back when that gets activated when your immune system declines - too much stress, too little rest, or busy fighting another infection. You need to allow your body to recover in order to get rid of all. ...Read more

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Woke up with nausea, cold sweats, diarrhea and felt like I was going to faint. I vomited and feel fine 10 minutes afterCould it be an anxiety attack?

Woke up with nausea, cold sweats, diarrhea and felt like I was going to faint. I vomited and feel fine 10 minutes afterCould it be an anxiety attack?

Anxiety and Nausea: Waking up with nausea, cold sweats, diarrhea and vomiting does not sound like an anxiety attack. It sounds more like a physical reaction to something. If it returns, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Hi i have fever, feeling cold, have diarrhea and rapid heart rate bpm=115. Why is that?

Hi i have fever, feeling cold, have diarrhea and rapid heart rate bpm=115. Why is that?

Natural response: When your fever goes up in response to an illness it is part of a natural immune response. Your heart rate is expected to go up about 10/min for every degree of fever. (F) Your breathing rate would also increase but less ~5/min/degree. The increased rate pushes your blood around faster so healing antibodies can get to work. More breaths add more oxygen. The response is not specific to a cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cough/sore throat, cold and diarrhea. What should I eat?

What to do if I have a cough/sore throat, cold and diarrhea. What should I eat?

Whatever: There is no proof that dietary restriction helps these conditions. Avoiding dairy when having diarrhea may make sense due to the potentially lower gut lactase level (to break down the lactose in milk) with diarrhea. ...Read more

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After i traveled 10hours to sweden i started having cold flu diarrhea throat pain and some items like the water here of i drink it i have to go toilet?

After i traveled 10hours to sweden i started having cold flu diarrhea throat pain and some items like the water here of i drink it i have to go toilet?

Probably virus: The symptoms you have sound like a typical flu or viral infection. You may have acquired this during your travels, this is compounded by dry air in the plane and jet lag. Take acetaminophen or other analgesics, drink plenty of fluids and head to bed. This should resolve in 5-7 days. If you get worse, see your MD. ...Read more

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Im shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

Im shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

Dehydration: Your physician should be consulted. Even though you say you were given an IV fluid it may not have been enough to correct the problem. Drink more water and see your family physician to also correct any electrolyte values that may have been affected by your sinus infection. ...Read more

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I had indian food such as naan, chicken tikka and mutton briyani. The next day i had cold sweat and diarrhea the day after. Could it be an allergy?

Food poisoning: The timing of your symptoms is against a food allergy as such reactions occur immediately within 1 hour of ingesting the food. It is more likely that the food you have eaten may have not been of good quality. ...Read more

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I had cold symptoms & mild diarrhea + gas. Was prescribed z pak & cold symptoms have improved. But now I have burning & painful diarrhea + gas. No prior GI issues. Any suggestions on diagnosis & relief?

I had cold symptoms & mild diarrhea + gas. Was prescribed z pak & cold symptoms have improved. But now I have burning & painful diarrhea + gas. No prior GI issues. Any suggestions on diagnosis & relief?

Zpack May cause diar: If you had a cold it would have been a viral cause. The z pack can cause diarrhea and not treat your cold symptoms. That may be your answer. If your symptoms persist or worsen (if you get a fever or see black tarry stools,etc.,) go to your Doctor. In the mean time, help replace your gut bacteria with yogurt or probiotics and keep hydrated. ...Read more

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Do I have an ulcer? Last night I had severe upper stomach pain at midnight for 2 hrs. It hurt to press on, I had hot and cold flashes and diarrhea.

Do I have an ulcer? Last night I had severe upper stomach pain at midnight for 2 hrs. It hurt to press on, I had hot and cold flashes and diarrhea.

Stomach pain: Can be reflux or gastritis a pre-ulcer phase. May also be gastritis related to H pylori which can cause diarrhea. or may just be a bout of gastroenetertis if it is resolved. You can test for H pylori and it should be treated if h pylori negative and still symptomatic may try OTC ranitidine / prevecid and see if improves. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant and getting over a bad cold, today started bad diarrhea- is this normal, and when should I worry ?

16 weeks pregnant and getting over a bad cold, today started bad diarrhea- is this normal, and when should I worry ?

Viral illness: Hopefully you were not taking antibiotics and now have c. Diff colitis. If not, the diarrhea should ease up in the next 24-48 hrs. Stay hydrated, and if the diarrhea persists beyond this or you develop fever, or you received antibiotics, go and see a doctor. It is not likely this will be harmful to the fetus. Have a great baby and enjoy. ...Read more

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I had my tonsils out2 weeks ago and now have a severe cold or flu. Fever, diarrhea, coughing, and headache. Should i be concerned?

I had my tonsils out2 weeks ago and now have a severe cold or flu. Fever, diarrhea, coughing, and headache. Should i be concerned?

Influenza: All your symptoms sound like the flu. I think that this infection right after your recent tonsillectomy is purely coincidental. Use otc medications for the symptoms. Feel better! ...Read more

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Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Cold milk gives me diarrhea and upset stomach. Hot milk, other milk products and lactose-free milk are ok. What in cold milk could be causing it?

Nothing: Cold milk and hot milk contain the same sugars and proteins. If you are lactose intolerant, you will be equally intolerant to cold and hot milk. Yogurt and cheese often don't cause problems in lactose intolerant people because the bacteria in the yogurt can digest the lactose and most of the lactose is used up in the fermentation process that makes cheese. ...Read more

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My daughter has these symtoms..Cold and pale , vomitng, diarrhea and pain in stomach nausea

With : With pain in her stomach, she should be evaluated right away. Especially if she has fever, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, and ongoing vomiting and diarrhea. She may be dehydrated. There is always concern for appendicitis, if she has pain in the abdomen. Have her evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Once mnth knife like stomach pains, cold sweat, nausea, severe diarrhea for 10 mins then completely gone. Not after specific/same foods Not constipted

Once mnth knife like stomach pains, cold sweat, nausea, severe diarrhea for 10 mins then completely gone. Not after specific/same foods Not constipted

See your doctor: This sounds like it could be the symptom set of something more serious. You need a more in depth interview and likely some lab tests to get to the bottom of this.... stop in to see your doc. ...Read more

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Why did I get horrible stomach cramps, excessive sweating & hot flashes that turned into cold chills & black watery diarrhea?

Why did I get horrible stomach cramps, excessive sweating & hot flashes that turned into cold chills & black watery diarrhea?

Concerning: Your symptoms are concerning for possible severe problems with your stomach or other gastrointestinal issues. The black stools suggest blood loss from your stomach (such as a bleeding ulcer for example) or elsewhere in your bowel. You need to see a physican asap and i typically would not suggest an er visit on this type of site but with your symptoms i suggest an er visit now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stomach pains, cold chills, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Has occurred the past 2 days after drinking alcohol.

Alcohol Poisoning: Hi i cannot rule out alcohol poisoning from your description. You may need to re-hydrate, take your vitamins and eat some meals with good nutrition. If the diarrhea is persisting you can try the brat diet: bananas, rice or rice water, applesauce or peeled apples and unbuttered toast. You should be feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Why does my body get get cold right before I have diarrhea. It just happened.

Why does my body get get cold right before I have diarrhea. It just happened.

Diarrhea.: Diarrhea at times can be infectious in origin, and if you are having a chill before episode of diarrhea, it is possible that you have an infectious cause of your symptoms. If this persists, I would see your doctor. In the meantime, drink plenty of fluids and remain well hydrated. You might want to check your temperature also. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my brother has a fever, diarrhea , cold chills, and a bad headache. Help!?

What can I do if my brother has a fever, diarrhea , cold chills, and a bad headache. Help!?

Take him: To the hospital. This is me helping you. You asked for advice. Unless you can take him to a doctor, or urgent care, dont delay. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has diarrhea, cold, cough, congestion and fever. I've been giving her pedialyte to help with diarrhea. Nothing seems to help what to do?

Diarrhea in a baby: Get your child to an er as soon as possible to prevent him from getting dehydrated and to find a cause and a treatment for his debilitating diarrhea (d). An 11 month old can get dehydrated quite quickly and you obviously need to find a way to stop his d as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a choking episode in a 2 yo three days ago, followed by a cold a day later and diarrhea and mild fever 3 days later be related? Aspiration?

Could a choking episode in a 2 yo three days ago, followed by a cold a day later and diarrhea and mild fever 3 days later be related? Aspiration?

More related to : His colds with viral illness . Not aspiration! if he has aspiration pneumonia, he would have labored breathing, retracting , grunting, increased respiration, shortness of breath, coughing spells , fever, not eating, laying around etc. If concerned , please make appointment to see his pediatrician ...Read more

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I've been feeling sick to my stomach, diarrhea, cold chills, etc since starting my diet of healthy foods. Why? And is there anything that can help?

I've been feeling sick to my stomach, diarrhea, cold chills, etc since starting my diet of healthy foods. Why? And is there anything that can help?

Adjustment: Sometimes, when the body is so used to a certain diet, it can take several days/weeks to adjust to the newer healthier diet. It could also be that you coincidentally acquired a stomach virus. Try resting, clear liquids for 18-24 hours, then slowly starting soft foods/brat diet and increase as tolerated back to your normal diet. Good luck, stick with it. ...Read more

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Diarrhea & cold chills for two days does he have a stomach bug or the flu?

Diarrhea & cold chills for two days does he have a stomach bug or the flu?

Influenza has...: High feber, severe muscle and joint pains, headache, cough. It dies not generally have sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat or diarrhea as prominent symptoms."stomach flu" is a viral gastroenteritis-pretty common cause of diarrjea.. "food poisoning" is generally bacterial cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could this be a thyroid condition? (i am an emt) symptoms: photobobia very cold or hot constipation and diarrhea stomach cramping

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Could this be a thyroid condition? (i am an emt)
symptoms:
photobobia
very cold or hot
constipation and diarrhea 
stomach cramping

UNLIKELY: Thyroid conditions do not cause photophobia, can cause heat or cold intolerance, but not both, constipation or diarhea but not both(unless the thyroid is being treated inadequately or incorrectly, in which case, anything can happen). ...Read more

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I had drunk a lot of alcohol and felt like i had over eaten i then vomited had diarrhea for the following 9 hours. I now have aches a sore neck gland I've been having cold sweats but no more diarrhea?

Alcohol poisoning: www.mayoclinic.com. Symptoms incude primarily: confusion vomiting seizures slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute) irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths) blue-tinged skin or pale skin low body temperature (hypothermia) passing out (unconsciousness) and can't be awakened. You are probably dehydrated.Call local er for advice. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for 2 1/2 weeksnonblood went do doctor on 8th day got probiotics feel better but still have diarrhea,cold hands w. feet I think Colon Cancer?

Diarrhea for 2 1/2 weeksnonblood went do doctor on 8th day got probiotics feel better but still have diarrhea,cold hands w. feet I think Colon Cancer?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea has many causes, infectious, inflammatory, and malignant. Sounds like you have watery diarrhea. I would seek the advice of a gastroenterologist. They can also perform a colonoscopy if you are worried about colon cancer, although diarrhea is an atypical presentation of cancer. This may also be Irritiable bowel syndrome. They can also test your stool for common bugs. ...Read more

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Hit with stomach virus again 7days after 1st went to docs lost no weight diarrhea cold feet and hands lasting 2 1/2 weeks scared of cancer. How long?

Hit with stomach virus again 7days after 1st went to docs lost no weight diarrhea cold feet and hands lasting 2 1/2 weeks scared of cancer. How long?

Unlikely cancer: Please seek medical attention for re-examination, and possible lab testing or stool cultures or a GI specialist referral. You did not list your age, but 2.5 weeks of diarrhea, cold feet and hands are not common symptoms of cancer. Take Care! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more