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My son is 7, he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment?

My son is 7, he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry, may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool. Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible. He may need blood test, stool test, i.V. fluids and antibiotics

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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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Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The safest treatment for diarrhea is adequate hydration, preferably with water and/or electrolytes and avoidance of its cause.

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above.

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When is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

When is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

Replenish electrolyt: Gastroenteritis causes electrolytes especially sodium and potassium loss. Oral rehydration with tablets or powder replenishes these lost electrolytes in addition to water.

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What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

Stop abx.: Ideally if possible, stop the offending agent in this case the antibiotic (abx). You probably also want to make sure it's not a c-diff infection. The timing of the diarrhea as well as some stool tests can help determine that.

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Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Dangerous C. diff: Yes, unfortunately it is possible to have colitis without diarrhea and if you think you have this, you need to be checked today by a doctor. Sometimes a patient may take an antidiarrheal or the illness itself causes a temporary 'bowel paralysis' so this needs to be evaluated for. A host of screening tests can help the doc make this diagnosis - so I suggest calling your primary MD and go to an E.R.

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What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

Diagnosis first: It depends on where the symptoms come from. Is it infections, is it inflammatory, is it a systemic process. For diarrhea you can avoid milk products. For muscle aches you can take analgesics. But you need to know what the true cause of all this is.

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Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, diarrhea, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist.

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I am currently on my period and now has a uti, I tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should I go to the ER no insurance?

I am currently on my period and now has a uti, I tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should I go to the ER no insurance?

Family Clinic: No. Absolutely not. That would be the most expensive option. There are good public health clinics in most communities and the family medical clinic will be probably a thousand dollars cheaper than the er.

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What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

Scope: The best way to look for the cause is a scope. You may still have diverticulosis or a polyp. Also consider IBD or gluten allergy. Follow up with your doctor as required. All the best.

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I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

GI upset: 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.

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Diarrhea, vomiting for weeks. Severe stomach pain & cramps. Can't keep food down. Been taking omeprazole and mylanta. Not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Diarrhea, vomiting for weeks. Severe stomach pain & cramps. Can't keep food down. Been taking omeprazole and mylanta. Not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Probably not ulcer: Ulcers are not usually associated with diarrhea or cramps. Other causes, such as infectious gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac sprue, should be considered. See a gastroenterologist to have testing done.

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Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Helps: Most diarrhea is caused by a viral infection that temporarily takes away the ability to digest dairy. Probiotics help restore the ability to digest dairy.

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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy.

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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 is the best way to cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: That depends on why you have diarrhea. Diarrhea is sometimes caused by bacterial or parasitic infections that should be treated. In other cases, you just keep yourself hydrated and let it run its course.

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What should I eat to cure/ease diarrhea? Thanks!

What should I eat to cure/ease diarrhea? Thanks!

BRAT Diet: Diarrhea can be acute secondary to viral or bacterial infection or chronic like in colitis (ulcerative and or Crohn's). The first lasts only for a few days and a diet based on Bananas, Rice, Apple sauce and Toast can help. The second type of diarrhea requires medications to help the inflammation of the lining of the colon.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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