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I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

I use a lot of garlic salt on my food every day and get diarrhea about 1-2 times per month. Could garlic be causing it? Would onion powder be safer?

Maybe: It sounds more like you have irritable bowel syndrome and that is often set off by nerves, life problems, lack of sleep and stress. It would not hurt to stop the garlic salt for a month and see if it disappears. See your doctor to discuss this in more detail. ...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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I have had bouts of diarrhea for 2 weeks no fever it stopped for 2 days after I stopped taking garlic. Everything same. What could be causing this?

I have had bouts of diarrhea for 2 weeks no fever it stopped for 2 days after I stopped taking garlic. Everything same. What could be causing this?

Careful: It could be food sensitivities or a gastrointestinal illness, or a side effect of your supplement. Supplements can have health benefits, but they can also cause side effects, especially if your product contains contaminants or excessive amounts of the active ingredients. If stopping the garlic makes the diarrhea go away, then I would stop the garlic, allow for some time of healing, then research. ...Read more

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Usually I get diarrhea after drinking milk. But if I eat one clove of garlic along with milk, I never have the problem (diarrhea). Lactose intolerance?

Usually I get diarrhea after drinking milk. But if I eat one clove of garlic along with milk, I never have the problem (diarrhea). Lactose intolerance?

Odd...: Happens if drink milk as part of a meal? Food affects stomach emptying, which affects digestion of lactose load. Possible eating garlic affects stomach emptying too. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...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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What causes white diarrhea?

What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause diarrhea?

Can exercise cause diarrhea?

It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted (diverted) to the muscle. A variant of ischemic colitis! ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

But tastes so good!: When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements.
If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract. ...Read more

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Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause acute 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. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Clear diarrhea what causes this?

Number of things: Things from nonabsorbable sugars in the diet to medications to infections can cause clear diarrhea. Identifying the exact cause requires much more information. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by nerves?

Yes: Diarrhea can be caused by a condition of being nervous, but it quickly disappears after the nervousness is gone. ...Read more

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What causes diarrhea all the time?

Diarrhea: I take it that you are having more than 3 bowel movements daily. This is a pretty large differential that includes irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, food allergies, hormonal imballances (i.e. Hyperthyroidism), infectious diarrhea including intestinal parasites. I could go on.

Important to know: does the diarrhea wake you up, bleeding, fever, pain, bloating? ...Read more

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Can certain formulas cause diarrhea?

Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders. ...Read more

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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets better. ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have sour diarrhea?

Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are so many potential causes of diarrhea. If you have had persistent diarrhea I recommend a full physical with lab testing from your primary physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my daughters diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Unfortunatley there can be many causes of diarrhea. The most common are viral illnesses and food poisoning. There are many other things like parasites, irritable bowel disease, food intolerances, medication side effects, and others. If your daughter has had diarrhea for more then 2 weeks, has blood in her diarrhea or is not able to stay hydrated because there is so much, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea in the morning?

What causes frequent diarrhea in the morning?

Diet maybe: Diarrhea can be due to infections, inflammation, tumors, narrowing, increased motility from meds, stress, or die. Keep a food journal, add more fiber to bulk up your stool & see your doc for futher eval. The most common dietary sources are dairy, gluten, sugar and soy. Eliminate the one you think is the problem or all, wait 3 weeks to clear, & slowly add back one at a time & see if you get symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Can eating Oreo cookies cause black diarrhea?

Not likely: The biggest concern would be a gastrointestinal bleed. Any such diarrhea should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea in the morning?

Diarrhea: There shouldn't be. May want to see if there is correlation with diet. O/w it should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

Keep a dairy: Keep a dairy of your intake and look for an association between what you are eating and the possible cause of your diarrhea. ...Read more

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What's the most common cause of traveler's diarrhea?

E. coli, rotavirus: Enterotoxigenic e. Coli is probably the most common bacterial cause, the rotavirus family is probably the most common viral cause and g. Lamblia is probably the most common parasitic cause. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of sickness causes my diarrhea to be black?

GI Bleed or drugs: If u r bleeding in your stomach this could cause ur stool to be black (melena). It also smells very bad. Peptobismol can also make your stools black. If u r not taking any drugs and having stomach pain with the black stools u should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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