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My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?

My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea.  Should I stop breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby. However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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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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NOT prego! Does gastroenteritis come and go? Last 2 nights up with diarrhea, then stops &nausea all day! Thoughts? I'm confused!! But just feel sick?!

NOT prego! Does gastroenteritis come and go? Last 2 nights up with diarrhea, then stops &nausea all day! Thoughts? I'm confused!! But just feel sick?!

Se answer: Symptoms suggest viral gastroenteritis. You can read about it here > http://bit.ly/1vxEW0V Ginger tea and Ginger Ale can help nausea. Slow deep breathing also helps. If symptoms continue see your Dr for a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Yes: Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up. ...Read more

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When can I take immodium during a stomach flu to stop diarrhea?

When can I take immodium during a stomach flu to stop diarrhea?

Diarrhea : You can take immodium if you are not feverish. If there is any fever, bleeding or signs of dehydration please get to a medical advisor. ...Read more

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I have had the stomach flu since Sunday and always feeling nasues, 3days in now I have water diarrhea non stop? Is this the end of the virus??

I have had the stomach flu since Sunday and always feeling nasues, 3days in now I have water diarrhea non stop? Is this the end of the virus??

Maybe: Your immune system may or may not have gotten rid of the virus, but, clearly, you still haven't healed from the damage the virus caused. Continue to drink a variety of clear liquids (sports drinks are a good choice.) If you're hungry, stick with bland, non-dairy foods (yogurt okay). If not back to normal in a week or you get new symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read more

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I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?

I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?

Depends: As long as your immune system is not compromised and your bowel condition is caused by common virus, diarrhea is generally expected to run for 5 days. If you take Imodium (loperamide) and probiotics or yogurt, you may reduce by 2 days. ...Read more

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My child has gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Should I give him imodium(r)?

No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more