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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diarrhea (Definition)

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