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How to treat diarrhea with cold like symptoms?

How to treat diarrhea with cold like symptoms?

Sx relief: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Rest. ...Read more

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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Diarrhea on and off for 1.5 months. Started after cold-like symptoms (including body aches and chills). Just became more explosive during another cold.

Diarrhea on and off for 1.5 months. Started after cold-like symptoms (including body aches and chills). Just became more explosive during another cold.

IBS?: After a stomach virus its not unusual for to have an altered bowel habit as described termed a post-infectious ibs. This can take weeks to months to completely resolve. I suggest seeing your doctor though to make sure nothing else is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure that I'm on an antibiotic for a virus, I had cold like symptoms can I stop it it? It is causing me bad stomach pains and loose stools.

I'm pretty sure that I'm on an antibiotic for a virus, I had cold like symptoms can I stop it it? It is causing me bad stomach pains and loose stools.

Maybe OK to stop...: ...but discuss with your doctor. Most upper respiratory infections are viral, and no antibiotic treats any virus. Your doctor knows this, so apparently thinks a bacterial infection is possible. But it sounds like the antibiotic isn't working, and it's probably the cause of your intestineal symptoms, so probably should stop. But don't go by distant online advice; speak with doctor's office first. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

Common cold: Diarrhea seldom occurs with a common cold which is an upper respiratory infection. Not sure what you have, but if it keeps up see a doctor. ...Read more

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6 months old, pukes up a lot after being fed, diarrhea, mucus coughs, stuffy nose, no fever. I took him in but they said its just a common cold?

6 months old, pukes up a lot after being fed, diarrhea, mucus coughs, stuffy nose, no fever. I took him in but they said its just a common cold?

Virus: The mucus produced by his running nose and cough is irritating and will make your child vomit. The vomiting and diarrhea may be due to viral gastroenteritis. Use saline nose drops and a vaporizer for his nose and a bland diet for his gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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I'm struggling w/ cough & cold for 2 weeks now & I started having headaches & diarrhea. Am I showing symptoms for mers-cov? I came from uae & bahrain.

I'm struggling w/ cough & cold for 2 weeks now & I started having headaches & diarrhea. Am I showing symptoms for mers-cov? I came from uae & bahrain.

Not MERS: Typically mers gets much worse after 1 week. If you had it you'd be much sicker. Common things happen commonly and it's much more likely you have a normal viral illness. Consider going to the doctor if you are not better in a week. ...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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Experiencing the following Symptoms: 3 Days Continuous Headaches, Vomiting & Diarrhea, Currently Feeling Feverish, Running Nose, Sneezing, Coughing. Almost like a Cold?

Experiencing the following Symptoms: 3 Days Continuous Headaches, Vomiting & Diarrhea, Currently Feeling Feverish, Running Nose, Sneezing, Coughing. Almost like a Cold?

Sounds like you: Have viral gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Or it could also be the dreaded Influenza. Since it's been 3 days, you are still within the window for anti-flu treatment. Go get a diagnosis from a healthcare provider nearby. You need to hydrate yourself constantly to avoid getting dehydrated and buying a trip to the ER for IV fluids. And watch out for others, don't infect them. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my boyfriend? He has hot cold flashes, a fever, a headache, diarrhea. He has been sleeping all day. Might have other symptoms.

What is wrong with my boyfriend? He has hot cold flashes, a fever, a headache, diarrhea. He has been sleeping all day. Might have other symptoms.

May need medical che: This could be a virus infection in which case the fever should subside in 2-3 days. But if he has high fevers and is not able to eat or drink plenty of fluids you should take him to a doctor or to an er (emergency room). If he does not get up and walk around some, watch his level of alertness and mental state...Take him to a doctor if he is not awake during the day. ...Read more

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Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Cold chills to sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea out of no where. Started at night. Boyfriend has the same symptoms.

Gastroenteritis: Most commonly this will be a viral infection and should begin to resolve within 3-5 days, but if you cannot keep things down and are becoming dehydrated you may want to go and be seen professionally. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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For a couple weeks I have felt this bubbly sensation right above the right side of my pubic bone. Now I have yellow liquidy diarrhea and cold symptoms?

For a couple weeks I have felt this bubbly sensation right above the right side of my pubic bone. Now I have yellow liquidy diarrhea and cold symptoms?

Go see a doctor: This could signify abnormal changes in your lower GI tract due to many potential causes, the most likely being an infection, or an inflammatory bowel condition. Go and get seen and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Have abdominal burn & cramping, headache, diarrhea, hot/cold flashes but no real signs of cold. Been 3 days and symptoms seem to be worse. Do I worry?

Have abdominal burn & cramping, headache, diarrhea, hot/cold flashes but no real signs of cold. Been 3 days and symptoms seem to be worse. Do I worry?

Caution: Those are alot of symptoms that may represent some type of infection. It is very difficult to be sure given this brief descrition but if the symptoms have been present for 3 days and they are geting worse it is time to seek medical attention. ...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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Drank 4pts beer last night and feel especially ill. Diarrhea, vomiting, hot and cold sweats, faintness. What can I take to alleviate symptoms/recover?

Drank 4pts beer last night and feel especially ill. Diarrhea, vomiting, hot and cold sweats, faintness. What can I take to alleviate symptoms/recover?

Pancreatitis: If this doesn't rapidly resolve with oral hydration and abstention from alcohol, I would suggest you see your pcp and or GI md to test you for pancreatitits.

This sounds like the symptoms/results from an episode of binge drinking. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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After taking a laxative for constipation, and subsequent diarrhea, am having a cold sensations- esp. In fingers & toes. No fever or symptoms. Why?

After taking a laxative for constipation, and subsequent diarrhea, am having a cold sensations- esp. In fingers & toes. No fever or symptoms. Why?

Dehydration?: If you have not replaced the fluid you lost with the diarrhea you may have diminished your circulating blood volume which can cause the body to keep the blood in the vital organs, sparing the periphery and this can make you feel cold. ...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

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 have had cold symptoms for the past 4/5 days - stuffiness, sneezing, runny nose - and diarrhea on and off for the past 2 days. How can I relieve?

I have had cold symptoms for the past 4/5 days - stuffiness, sneezing, runny nose - and diarrhea on and off for the past 2 days. How can I relieve?

Cold or flu?: Try the easy stuff first. Lots of fluids, rest, eat moderately and try an antihistamine of pseudo fed to dry you up. Kaopectate should handle the diarrhea and two aspirin twice a day works for this type of headache and also provides mild anti inflammatory effect. If any of the symptoms get worse or you are not feeling better in a day or so see your doctor. Oh, and try to ingest maximum potassium. ...Read more

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I'm 37 wks 4 days pregnant. I have been vomiting and I have diarrhea and loud sounds coming from my stomach. I also have cold symptoms. Should I worry?

I'm 37 wks 4 days pregnant. I have been vomiting and I have diarrhea and loud sounds coming from my stomach. I also have cold symptoms. Should I worry?

Stay hydrated: You may be having a viral intestinal infection that is probably self limited, but can cause dehydration. If you can't stay hydrated, you will need IV fluids. Consider calling your OB for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Went off subutex cold turkey about 6 days ago. Symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, no appetite, sweating, diarrhea. Can I take anything to help?

Cold turkey: Subutex is a narcotic used for chronic pain your going cold turkey has left you with withdrawl symptoms seen with the drug. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Episodes of extreme cold/chills, no fever. I cover & fall asleep wake up sweating. Nauseated, fatigued. No diarrhea/vomiting, no other symptoms. ER?

Need more info: It does not seem as if this is an emergency and that you could be seen Monday by a PCP, but this depends upon a variety of factors. What other symptoms you may have, what you have been exposed to, and so on and so on. If, however, you are in any doubt, better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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3 days of diarrhea, stool examination rbc&wbc were seen (20-40).Dr gave me antibiotics. (ciprofloxacin&metronidaz)fever, chills, ache, cold symptoms. Ideas?

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

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Does diarrhea come at end of bad cold?

Not usually.: 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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