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Does water diarrhea and taking diuretics can deshydrate me? Does.Deshydration can lower my blood pressure? To 90/48?

Does water diarrhea and taking diuretics can deshydrate me? Does.Deshydration can lower my blood pressure? To 90/48?

causes dehydration: Watery diarrhea can result in the loss of fluids and important salts. During an episode of severe diarrhea it would be best to consult your doctor to hold your diuretics til it passes. Most non-bloody diarrhea is caused by viruses, but if it persisted you should be tested for other causes. Also, if the symptoms are prolonged, you may need to have blood work. Drink plenty of fluids like gatorade. ...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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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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How long does diarrhea tipically last?

How long does diarrhea tipically last?

Acute/chronic: Depending on its cause, acute diarrhea can last from hours to days. If it goes over three weeks it becomes chronic and needs to be investigated. Best way to deal with it is to limit your intake to clear liquids until symptoms subside. ...Read more

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How long does travellers diarrhea last?

Varies: If it persists more than 2 days see a doctor foran exam and tests right away! ...Read more

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How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

Diarrhea: Most viral diarrheas last 5-7 days. After a week consult your doctor about getting a stool culture to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Depends on what : Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait . It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance.In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more

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How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

See answer: It usually lasts 1-5 days, but in 10-15% of patients it can last a week or more. In 2% of patients it can last a month.Antibiotics are indicated for more severe cases : more than 4 loose stools /day, if febrile or if blood or mucus is in stool. Milder cases may not need antibiotics. Imodium (loperamide) should be used to stop the diarrhea unless the patient is febrile or blood/mucus in stool. ...Read more

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How long side effects will last? My wife took 2 and she has diarrhea

What?: It is patently unclear what your wife took. Repeat the question with specifics. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Fluids!: Sounds like gastroenteritis or the stomach flu. Most viral gastroenteritis last from 5-7 days. To stay hydrated, continue to take fluids, even small amounts taken frequently can help. Stick with water mainly, a little gatorade for variety. ...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


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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more