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How Long Does Diarrhea Associated With Dehydration Last
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Diarrhea from viral infections should only last for a few days. Diarrhea from food sensitivities last for a much shorter period of time (a day or two). Prolonged diarrhea is concerning for bacterial or parasitic infection, or disease of the bowel from other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can diarrhea from the stomach flu last? My 7mo started Saturday, rejected formula 'til Monday AM, & has rejected purees. diarrhea ocassionaly
Formula should be: stopped for 24 hrs at onset of diarrhea and baby should be switched to pedialyte only.The following day,dilute formula by 1/2-1/3,as tolerated.The next day advance to nl formula.If diarrhea persists,see pediatrician.Remember,to encourage as much pedialyte as possible.If baby stops urinating,this is a sign of significant dehydration,and U must have the baby seen immediately.Good luck ...Read more
It doesn't: A cold is a viral upper respiratory infection characterized by sore throat, runny and congested nose. A cold does not cause diarrhea. Enteroviruses, norovirus, rotavirus an others can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea that resolves after several days. There are also many other conditions that cause diarrhea. If yours persists see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Diarrhea can have many causes - for example, it can be infectious or inflammatory. For run of the mill viral gastroenteritis, usually symptoms last 5-7 days. If diarrhea is lasting longer than that, especially if associated with blood, fevers, or abdominal cramping, then i like to suggest to my patients to have a more thorough workup done, including possibly stool studies. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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