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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?

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

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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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Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

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

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When you have diarrhea and you lose intestinal juices, does that lead to blood pH undergoing acidosis or alkalosis?

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

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How do you treat diarrhea in a child under 3?

How do you treat diarrhea in a child under 3?

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

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My son has diarrhea how do I treat it at home and?

My son has diarrhea how do I treat it at home and?

Feed hrough: If your son has recent diarrhea initially just feed through it. It usually resolves itself. For more serious diarrhea especially with vomiting a balanced electrolyte (fluids salts and sugar) may be helpful. Rice, apples and bananas can be binding. ...Read more

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How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

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

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How would doctors recommend I treat really bad diarrhea?

How would doctors recommend I treat really bad diarrhea?

Get a stool test: In order to accurately treat a diarrheal illness one must first and foremost know the cause. Is it salmonella? E coli? A parasite, all of which have different treatments. ...Read more

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How do mango leaves treat diarrhea?

How do mango leaves treat diarrhea?

Both seeds & leaves: ...may be helpful. See: http://www. Mdidea. Com/products/herbextract/mangiferin/data03.html ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea with cold like symptoms?

How to treat diarrhea with cold like symptoms?

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

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How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

How to treat diarrhea during pregnancy?

Natural agents + med: Apples, apple sauce, bananas, and some cheeses are natural agents that help slow diarrhea. Loperamide (immodium) is a medication that stays in the intestines to work & is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I treat my baby's diarrhea and vomiting?

How can I treat my baby's diarrhea and vomiting?

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

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Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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When is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

When is oral rehydration therapy used to treat diarrhea?

Replenish electrolyt: Gastroenteritis causes electrolytes especially sodium and potassium loss. Oral rehydration with tablets or powder replenishes these lost electrolytes in addition to water. ...Read more

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How to treat secretory diarrhea after accidentally eating moldy cheese?

How to treat secretory diarrhea after accidentally eating moldy cheese?

Give It Time: Secretory diarrhea from a cheese ingestion will resolve as soon as your body flushes out the offending agent. ...Read more

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Being treated for c.diff with vancomycin. Can take immodium to help with diarrhea?

Being treated for c.diff with vancomycin. Can take immodium to help with diarrhea?

Yes …but: 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

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What is the best way to treat or remedies for diarrhea caused by too much sugar intake?

What is the best way to treat or remedies for diarrhea caused by too much sugar intake?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Lab shows guardia lambía. Being treated with 2 doses of Secnidal (2 tabs/500mg) Reasonable treatment? Suggestions? Discomfort +diarrhea persists.

Lab shows guardia lambía. Being treated with 2 doses of Secnidal (2 tabs/500mg) Reasonable treatment? Suggestions? Discomfort +diarrhea persists.

Single dose 2000mgm: Recommended dose for Giardia Lambia infection is a single dose of 2000 mgm. That is 4, 500mgm tablets taken together once only. It is also recommended to treat all cohabitants with the patient to avoid recurrences ...Read more

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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.

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

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Symptoms started sept 2013... Diarrhea after foods about 5-10 times a day. Parasite treated with antibiotics. Now a jan 2015. Still have diarrhea, ?

Symptoms started sept 2013... Diarrhea after foods about 5-10 times a day. Parasite treated with antibiotics. Now a jan 2015. Still have diarrhea, ?

Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea after receiving antibiotics you may have Clostridium difficile colitis. You should be seen by a doctor and your stools examined appropriately. It would be helpful to know what parasite you had and with what you were treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do treat ovulation and diarrhea?

How do treat ovulation and 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

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Are there any natural ways to treat diarrhea from colitis?

Are there any natural ways to treat diarrhea from colitis?

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

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Can Flagyl treat the diarrhea?

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

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How do you treat diarrhea and nausea?

Cause: It is most important to treat the cause first and foremost. Fortunately there are medications your doctor can prescribe that can help with those symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat infant diarrhea with soy formula?

Yes: Soy formula is free of the lactose sugar that many infants with diarrhea can't digest well for several days. Some do better on this. I also use applesauce and bananas to help them firm up. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

What can be used to treat antibiotic associated diarrhea?

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

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What's the best way to treat vomit diarrhea bug in a domestic situation?

What's the best way to treat vomit diarrhea bug in a domestic situation?

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

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

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