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How To Treat Diarrhea After Kale Juice
I have slow colonic transient. I've been on Miralax W/prune juice as prescribed for a year. It causes loose stools. My doctor Prefers that. Is it safe?
Yes: It is safe, however if you are not having an appropriate response, different treatment options exist (including prescribed medications such as Amitiza, Linzess). You should re-discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?
Why is it low?:
Do you know why is it low?
Is it because you're on medicines that artificially lower it? There are rare genetic conditions that can lower potassium?
Or was this a random lab finding. If it was a random finding, realize potassium levels can fluctuate moment to moment. Also machines have error too. If its borderline low, don't go nuts with a high potassium diet.
If it's markedly low, talk to doc! ...Read more
When you have diarrhea and you lose intestinal juices, does that lead to blood pH undergoing acidosis or alkalosis?
Acidosis: When one has severe diarrhea or takes too many laxatives there is a resulting change in the balanced pH of the blood referred to as hyperchloremic acidosis. The diminution of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels lost in the liquid stool results in this problem and must be compensated by minimizing or controlling the diarrhea and taking alkaline material P.O to return the blood pH to normal. ...Read more
Depends on how ill: For a child 1-2 years old with diarrhea (with or without vomiting), the amount of liquid a child drinks is even more important the what he is drinking. Small, frequent sips (while awake) work the best. That may mean 1/2 ounce (15 ml) every 30 minutes for a child with more diarrhea, to 2 ounces (60 ml) every hour for a baby with less diarrhea. Pedialyte works better than half-strength gatorade. ...Read more
DIARRHEA: Infants with lbm, depending on age, below 3 months give pedialyte, rice water and soy milk. Below 1 year, aside from the above give the brat diet (banana, rice, apple, tea) no juice. You can also give jello, sprite, 7up. There is a diet instruction you can get from the clinic. ...Read more
Sx relief: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Rest. ...Read more
Fluids!: The whole answer is fluids. There is no medicine that you can obtain (the er has a couple at hand) that stop vomiting. If your child gets gastroenteritis (stomach flu), the only thing you can do is try to keep up with the fluid loss. Sometimes a probiotic like culturelle can replenish bacteria in the gut and help diarrhea "a bit", but if fluid replacement can't keep up, you need to call your doc. ...Read more
Give It Time: Secretory diarrhea from a cheese ingestion will resolve as soon as your body flushes out the offending agent. ...Read more
You have both Ulcerative Colitis and C. Diff induced Colitis. If UC is in remission, as C. Diff. Infection becomes under control your diarrhea will be controlled. Unless you have intractable diarrhea, I would not recommend Imodium (loperamide).
Make sure you drink plenty of Electrolyte water, Avoid High fiber diet at present. ...Read more
Eliminate sugars: Number one would be to reduce sugar intake. This includes high calorie beverages. Soft drinks, sweet tea, frappes, even juice. Water, mineral water (sparkling water) calorie free flavored water (without caffeine). You would also want to avoid high carbohydrate foods. Hydrate with water, as you are improver have small amounts of rice, toast, bland grains and starch in small portions. ...Read more
My Dr prescribed clindamycin oral 600mg/6h for 30 days to treat recurring boils, Isn't this too much? I have diarrhea with 1 day on this med.
Maybe..: It does sound like a lot but I don't know the full scope of your case. I see that you have a history of skin abscesses which may be why your doctor put you on a long duration of antibiotics. If you are having diarrhea, talk to your doctor - he can probably switch to something else. Also I would take probiotics with it!! BE well! ...Read more
I am experiencing diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained)). I pretty sure it's the Mexican food I ate yest. How do I treat? H20& rest?
GI upset: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
I heard internal hemorrhoids are painless and I have them and mine definately are not painless. How do I treat them if they were caused by diarrhea?
Rectal suppository: You can try a rectal suppository like preparation H which can be picked up over the counter at a local pharmacy, this contains hydrocortisone cream which will decrease the size and swelling of the hemorrhoids, it is also possible these hemorrhoids are X ternal which may be causing pain. Lastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids remlastly you may want to see your doctor as they can refer you to a colorectal surgeon to have the hemorrhoids removed ...Read more
Lab shows guardia lambía. Being treated with 2 doses of Secnidal (2 tabs/500mg) Reasonable treatment? Suggestions? Discomfort +diarrhea persists.
I have syphilis and have been treated with Benzathine benzylpenicillin. 1 injection weekly for 3 weeks. The whole time I have has bad watery diarrhea.
Unrelated, but...: Probably your diarrhea is caused by neither penicillin nor syphilis, just a coincidence. But most males with syphils are men who have sex with men (MSM); you can't have syphilis without unsafe sex; unsafe MSM are at risk for a several gastrointestinal infections; and many MSM with syphilis have HIV, often with diarrhea. Discuss with the doctor or clinic treating your syphilis. Good luck! ...Read more
Symptoms started sept 2013... Diarrhea after foods about 5-10 times a day. Parasite treated with antibiotics. Now a jan 2015. Still have diarrhea, ?
BRAT diet, imodium (loperamide): Most women don't have diarrhea at ovulation. Common signs of ovulation are cramping, back pain, vaginal discharge/mucus, spotting, breast tenderness/soreness, changing hormones, and increased body temperature. Some women's colons are more sensitive to fluctuating hormones, and it is possible. Use brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) and imodium (loperamide). See ob/gyn exclude more serious thing. ...Read more
Well: ... While sufferers of colitis will have diarrhea most of the time, diarrhea does not mean one have an underlying disease. You can have an "upset stomach", you ate soothing not fresh or spoiled or too much fruit etc. Etc. You can have diarrhea for a short period of time. Only if it goes on an on and is also accompanied by other symptoms and findings the search for the a diagnosis will start. ...Read more
Sometimes: It really depends on what is causing the diarrhea. Flagyl is used to treat diarrhea due to Clostridium Difficile. There are better choices (such as Zithromax) to treat bacterial diarrhea when you don't know what is causing it. Antibiotics only help if the diarrhea is caused by bacteria. It won't help for food poisoning or non-bacterial types of diarrhea. ...Read more
Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read more
Hydration, hygiene: Hydration, gentle calories, and good personal hygiene. Half strength gatorade, or ginger ale, is a good rehydration fluid. Bland diet, avoiding fats and dairy, in small amounts will provide needed calories for healing. The "bug" is usually viral, so be good about hand washing. Note there are several good (usually prescription) medications to help with nausea! ...Read more
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