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What caused my diarrhea late night?which 1?I had dentist appo.given 6 pills AB. n had shawarma 4 lunch. Then 3 balls of strawberry ice cream 4 dinner.

What caused my diarrhea late night?which 1?I had dentist appo.given 6 pills AB. n had shawarma 4 lunch. Then 3 balls of strawberry ice cream 4 dinner.

Antibiotics & Dairy: Large amts of antibiotics needed pre-treatment for dental can cause mild diarrhea 1-2 days after taking them. Also, you could have an issue with dairy products when you eat a large amount on an empty stomach which could cause your symptoms. Further, you indicate you take antihistamines and often allergies can lead to diarrhea. If occasional, don't worry otherwise discuss with MD. ...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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After eating ice cream, most of the time i get diarrhea shortly after eating it. What could be the possible reasons for this?

After eating ice cream, most of the time i get diarrhea shortly after eating it. What could be the possible reasons for this?

Lactose Intolerance?: It may be that your body is unable to process the lactose in milk products. Do you have teh same reaction to drinking milk or eating lots of cheese? It could also be that you are eating more ice cream at a time than you should or if you normally do not consume a lot of sugar, that could be causing the issue. You might also have an allergy to something in it-test by trying other flavors or see md. ...Read more

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Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Every time I eat strawberry banana ice cream,I have diarrhea.Am I allergic to dairy?to the strawberry only?is it allergy reaction?How bad?

Impossible to say: If you can eat other flavors of ice cream it is not a problem with diary. Have the issue evaluated or just select a different flavor. ...Read more

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I could always eat ice cream up until the past 1 year. Now I get diarrhea a few hours after eating it.. Why would this be? What can I take?

I could always eat ice cream up until the past 1 year. Now I get diarrhea a few hours after eating it.. Why would this be? What can I take?

Lactose intolerance: Sounds like you may have developed lactose intolerance. Try lactaid as directed before the ice cream. If continues, see your MD. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea every time I have dairy products like ice cream or cheese. I've never had a problem until the past 6 months. Do I see a doctor??

I have diarrhea every time I have dairy products like ice cream or cheese.  I've never had a problem until the past 6 months.  Do I see a doctor??

Lactose intolerance: You may be describing lactose intolerance. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/basics/definition/con-20027906 & http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/lactose-intolerance-topic-overview. Can you substitute other foods? Or consider reduced lactose products. Or OTC lactase eg Lactaid & Surelac (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/lactase.html). See doc if no better. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant or allergy?Took 3 Lactaid before ice-cream last night, woke up w/ stomachach and now diarrhea almost 24hr later(dont go that often)

Lactose intolerant or allergy?Took 3 Lactaid before ice-cream last night, woke up w/ stomachach and now diarrhea almost 24hr later(dont go that often)

Allergy/food poisoni: Usually 3 Lactaid tablets are sufficient for a scoop or two of ice cream in lactose intolerance thus your response is more likely from food poisoning (contamination) with milk allergy being less likely in the absence of any itching or hives. ...Read more

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What kind of food poisoning can cause vomiting, fever and chills, but no diarrhea? I think it was a donut with whipped cream

What kind of food poisoning can cause vomiting, fever and chills, but no diarrhea? I think it was a donut with whipped cream

Staph: Staph toxin is what i'd think of first. This feels horrible and vanishes in a few hours leaving you feeling fine. And creme donuts are infamous. ...Read more

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Hi. What should be eaten after 1 day bout of diarrhea (6x bowel movement in one day)? When can I go back to eating ice cream? Is probiotics ok?

Hi.  What should be eaten after 1 day bout of diarrhea (6x bowel movement in one day)?  When can I go back to  eating ice cream?  Is probiotics ok?

Three questions..: Self-limited viral gastroenteritis, or recurring problem? Circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration? Probiotics good, as is dietary caution. ...Read more

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I had a little brown discharge and blood spotting. Later, I got diarrhea after I ate ice cream and more blood started coming out. My boyfriend and I hump with our clothes. When he ejaculates, it's always away from my vagina. I'm not pregnant, am I?

I had a little brown discharge and blood spotting. Later, I got diarrhea after I ate ice cream and more blood started coming out. My boyfriend and I hump with our clothes. When he ejaculates, it's always away from my vagina. I'm not pregnant, am I?

Brown discharge.: When was your last period? You are most fertile 2 weeks before your next period, in a 28 days cycle that is day 14. Blood can be period, infection, polyps, fibroids, or variation .Check your cycle and when you were expecting your period. HCG in 1 week may help if you do not get expected period. Consider use of long term birth control like IUD or implanon . f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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What the best cream for the irritation from bile diarrhea?

What the best cream for the irritation from bile diarrhea?

Have you considered: ...bile salt binding agents instead to control what you describe as bile acid malabsorption (e.g. choleretic diarrhea)?
Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3002596/ ...Read more

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I have bile diarrhea: what's the best cream for the irritation?

I have bile diarrhea: what's the best cream for the irritation?

Sorry...: HealthTap asks its doctors not to endorse particular products. Please note: there are prescription agents that can control choleretic diarrhea, as described. ...Read more

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Is condensed soup like cream of mushroom ok to consume while having diarrhea?

Not the best : You should avoid dairy including creams because they are hard on your colon and can aggravate your duarrhea. Broth soups are fine. Bananas, rice. Applesauce . Rice , tea, toast. , called the brat diet is typically recommended when you have active diarrhea as it helps to firm the poop. ...Read more

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I have smelly nasty burps, gas, diarrhea, and loss of appetite ? I think it's from eating old cream cheese but I'm not really sure

I have smelly nasty burps, gas, diarrhea, and loss of appetite ? I think it's from eating old cream cheese but I'm not really sure

If you're asking: If you're asking what to do, see your Physician or urgent care to be evaluated for food poisoning or other GI stressors. In the future, when in doubt, throw it out. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old has had diarrhea for 2 week and a half and now has a external hemorrhoid. Is it safe to give her hemorrhoid cream. Shes in terrible pain?

My 2 yr old has had diarrhea for 2 week and a half and now has a external hemorrhoid.  Is it safe to give her hemorrhoid cream. Shes in terrible pain?

Toddlers diarrhea: Your child may have diarrhea because of the jfruit juices you are giving him. The sugars cause the diarrhea. And yes, you can use hemorrhoidal cream. ...Read more

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23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast. Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast? Has diarrhea and has had air time.

23 month old bad diaper rash that looks like it could be yeast.  Can vusion cream hurt if it actually isn't yeast?  Has diarrhea and has had air time.

Vusion Ointment: Vusion ointment is indicated for adjunctive treatment of diaper dermatitis when complicated by documented candidiasis (microscopic evidence of pseudohyphae and /or budding yeast) in immunocompetent pediatric patients 4 weeks and older. This ointment will not hurt your child if no yeast is present. ...Read more

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Blood test shows I'm allergic to cow's milk. Symptoms - hives, diarrhea. I'm 35. How can I improve? Can I still have cream, cheese, cake my favorite?

Blood test shows I'm allergic to cow's milk. Symptoms - hives, diarrhea. I'm 35. How can I improve? Can I still have cream, cheese, cake my favorite?

Unfortunately no: Not for now at least, if the history is truly suggestive of the symptoms and there is temporal relationship between consuming milk or dairy and the appearance of symptoms. You need to avoid all triggers, kindly an allergist for evaluation and follow up, keep an antihistaminic and probably epinephrine pen handy. Your allergist might run some blood tests, you may eventually outgrow this condition, ...Read more

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I've missed my period, i've been getting cramps and there white milky cream coming out of my vagina and i've also been having diarrhea a lot.

I've missed my period, i've been getting cramps and there white milky cream coming out of my vagina and i've also been having diarrhea a lot.

Pregnancy test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. There are many causes of vaginal discharge. To properly treat it we need to know what is causing it through an examination and testing. ...Read more

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My 5 month old daughter has had some loose stools. No fever, eating normally, and active. She has a red bottom, relieved with diaper cream. Could it be teething?

Maybe: I can be hard to determine the exact cause of an infants symptoms... It might be related to teething or it might be a cold. Please monitor your child closely and give palliative care:
1. Cold compresses
2. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) per the label's directions.
3. Maintain hydration, plain water is ok.
4. Call your pediatrician if the fever increases or persists for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Can a sugar high from cake, ice cream and soda cause me to forget everything that happened the past night?

Can a sugar high from cake, ice cream and soda cause me to forget everything that happened the past night?

No,: No just that. I you did have "lost time" either someone gave you a drug or there is something else going on psychologically.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/fugue_state evaluation by a professional is indicated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son was eating ice cream & stopped cause it was hurting his lower back, what could this be caused by?

My 4 year old son  was eating ice cream & stopped cause it was hurting his lower back, what could this be caused by?

Cold esophagus: Sometimes younger children have a hard time characterizing pain specifically. He may have had the equivalent of his brain freeze in his esophagus or stomach, a sudden pain from the coldness and was not able to best express where he was feeling the pain. Other than that, if the pain then got immediately better, sounds benign but I have got nothing else for you.... ...Read more

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Is it rare for ice cream to cause food poisining ? I haven't heard that you can get posining with ice cream people say you can ?

Is it rare for ice cream to cause food poisining ? I haven't heard that you can get posining with ice cream people say you can ?

Uncommon, possible: Most food poisoning is associated with other types of foods, but there is a bacteria called listeria that survives very well at freezing temperatures that can cause food poisoning, and it can be found in ice cream. ...Read more

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Ice cream really upsets my bowels, but other types of lactose products seem ok. Is this common? What could be the cause?should I say away from lactose

Ice cream really upsets my bowels, but other types of lactose products seem ok. Is this common? What could be the cause?should I say away from lactose

Lactose intolerance: Yoghurt and cheese are dairy products in which the lactose has been fermented by microorganisms, making them relatively lactose free. Ordinary milk should cause similar symptoms as what you experience with ice cream. If that is not the pattern, you are reacting to a specific additive to the ice cream. ...Read more

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What causes an ice cream headache like when you eat too much or too fast?

What causes an ice cream headache like when you eat too much or too fast?

Brain Freeze: It is caused by having something cold touch the roof of the mouth , and is believed to result from a nerve response causing rapid constriction and swelling of blood vessels or a "referring" of pain from the roof of the mouth to the head. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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