Top
30
Doctor insights on: Is Chocolate Good For Helping Diarrhea

Share
1

1
Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
2,200 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I made 2 cups of Ovaltine chocolate milk last night, ate a small spoonful of the mix too. Ever since last night, I've had exploding diarrhea nonstop!!

I made 2 cups of Ovaltine chocolate milk last night, ate a small spoonful of the mix too. Ever since last night, I've had exploding diarrhea nonstop!!

Should stop: Maqybe ur lactose intolerant? In the meanwhile drink plenty of fluids to keep up with fluid loss. If it does not stop within 24hrs pls see ur primary doc. Best of luck ...Read more

3

3
Why is it that chocolate & sometimes milk give me really bad cramps & diarrhea?

Lactose: Milk sugar intolerance. As we get older we become more intolerant to milk sugar. The milk sugar in chocolate and milk runs through the intestinal tract and may cause cramping and diarrhea as well as gas and bloating. Try drinking lactaid milk in which the milk sugar has already been digested. If taking milk chocolate, try a lactaid pill at the time of ingestion, to replace the missing enzyme. ...Read more

4

4
Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon. ...Read more

5

5
I have itching and severe diarrhea when I drink milo. But I don't have problem with other chocolate milk. What exactly I'm allergic at?

I have itching and severe diarrhea when I drink milo. But I don't have problem with other chocolate milk. What exactly I'm allergic at?

Not clear: But milo contains barley, wheat and rice each of which can servers an allergen. Need to see a board certified allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

6

6
I had lot black chocolate yesterday and today my stool comes reddish colour and yesterday I had diarrhea 3 times. Worried bcz of internal bleeding?

I had lot black chocolate yesterday and today my stool comes reddish colour and yesterday I had diarrhea 3 times. Worried bcz of internal bleeding?

Unlikely: Internal bleeding can be asymptomatic. If you have painless bleeding then you might only notice it when you are feeling weak or lightheaded. Try not to eat so much chocolate. It may alter your bowels. It may give you diarrhea. ...Read more

7

7
Sick diarrhea nothing coming out extreme pain like need to go. Felt after drinking hot chocolate drink, awake all night. Need to poop but nothing.?

Sick diarrhea nothing coming out extreme pain like need to go. Felt after drinking hot chocolate drink, awake all night. Need to poop but nothing.?

Need to see doctor: If you are having severe cramps so severe which keep you from sleeping you will need to see your doctor or er for furhter evaluation. There are many possible causes which your doctor can help you figure out. ...Read more

8

8
Huge stomach ache last night and diarrhea after having arizona green tea and chocolate bar. But I always eat dessert? Started new job yesterday too

Huge stomach ache last night and diarrhea after having arizona green tea and chocolate bar. But I always eat dessert? Started new job yesterday too

Diarrhea: Is all you ate yesterday green tea and chocolate? May have been something from earlier, gastroenteritis takes 6-12 hours to develop. May consider probiotics to regulate flora in bowel. Do you have IBS -diarrhea? As could be that as well. Drink water /gatorade so as not to dehydrate, , try probiotic and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

9

9
What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

What's a good way to cure diarrhea?

Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea drink water to hydrate yourself. You can also have clear soups / broths, unsweetened juices or oral rehydration solutions. You want to be gentle with your diet so that your GI track can recover. Stay away from dairy, leafy vegetables & most fruits initially. Caffeine & alcohol should be avoided as well as any dark carbonated beverages. Although it may seem bland to you, stay >. ...Read more

10

10
What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

What OTC product is good for diarrhea?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is probably the best otc anti diarrheal agent. You should probably check with your dr. In case there is a medical problem causing the diarrhea, such as c. Difficile or bowel polyps. ...Read more

14

14
Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Is drinking yakult good for diarrhea?

Fermented milk: Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium "Lactobacillus casei Shirota." The product has almost twice as much sugar per 100grams as Coca Cola or orange juice (18 grams versus 10grams). There are probably less caloric ways to get your dose of probiotics. ...Read more

16

16
What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread, Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr ...Read more

18

18
Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Clear liquids: At the onset of diarrhea you may just want to increases his fluids. Most often diarrhea is caused by some viral illness. When keeping sufficient fluids down you can offer bland foods. Most diarrhea does not require medicines. If goes on for longer than expected see your doctor. ...Read more

19

19
Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Is materna brand formula good? Or does it make sense that my baby is not good with it? He's been having terrible diarrhea on both the dairy and soy

Which one: There are many brands of materna formula, there is vegetarian, there is materna sensitive, materna good night rice and materna dairy. You should discuss your childs diarrhea with your pediatrician. He needs to know, the number of stools, consistency, frequency etc. You pediatrician will work with you to choose the appropriate formula. Breast milk is best. Consider breast feeding if not too late. ...Read more

20

20
Is it normal to have the urge to push really hard when having diarrhea? That seems to be my problem, colonoscopy done last yr was good! Doineedanother

No: If you have urgency and diarrhea, you might have an infection. It is not normal to have diarrhea or an urgency to push. You don't need another colonoscopy you need a stool test to make sure you don't have an infection.
They should look for bacteria and parasites. ...Read more

21

21
Is golden linseed good for IBS diarrhea?

Is golden linseed good for IBS diarrhea?

No evidence to suppo: There is no evidence to support that it is good for diarrhea
it is recommended by some for constipation in ibs. ...Read more

22

22
What is a good way to get rid of diarrhea?

What is a good way to get rid of diarrhea?

Depends: It really depends on what is causing the diarrhea. Possible causes are infection (bacteria, virus, parasites), food intolerance (e.g. lactose intolerance), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's or ulcerative colitis), or medications. ...Read more

23

23
What is a good way to get treatment for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Simple diarrhea can be managed just by pushing fluids containing electrolytes like gatorade. More severe ones mandates discontinuing food except rice, apples, toast and bananas in addition to fluids. ...Read more

24

24
Is yogurt a good thing to give a 9 yr old with diarrhea?

Could help...: Yogurt can help recolonize the intestinal tract with "good bacteria" after diarrhea. This is especially true if the diarrhea was brought on after taking antibiotics for an infection. It may not help, but if the 9 year old would eat it, it will not hurt. ...Read more

25

25
Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Bad idea: Tampons are meant for uterine/vaginal bleeding. You insert it, it expands when wet, can't migrate farther up, and can be reasonably easily removed. Foreign bodies in the rectum can migrate up, beyond the reach for retrievel (unpleasant at best), and arguably could cause a bowel obstruction. See your doc, find out why you have diarrhea, and treat it the right way. ...Read more

27

27
I have good hygiene. But lately, I can smell the stink. I just recovered from diarrhea so does that affect me in any way?

It is normal: When you are recovering from diarrhea due to an infection, you may have the stinks and that is normal. You will be alright. ...Read more

28

28
Finally I figured out that drinking coffee is what cause me diarrhea and makes me feel good and maybe a bit nervous, is that normal?

Finally I figured out that drinking coffee is what cause me diarrhea and makes me feel good and maybe a bit nervous, is that normal?

Caffeine is a drug: Caffeine can have beneficial effects on alertness and aspects of health, but it can also cause problems, such as insomnia, nervousness, muscle weakness, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It's important to drink coffee (contains caffeine) in moderation and to be aware that caffeine is found in many foods and beverages. Caffeine taken later in the day can disrupt sleep. Don't overdo it! ...Read more

29

29
Had diarrhea clean up good and went to work it burned and itch after some time I was able to go to the rm again and the tp had. Alittle blood is norml?

Hematochezia: Blood in stool is never normal. The probability is that you irritated the anal skin wiping yourself in cleaning up the diarrhea, or had bleeding from a hemorrhoid which was disturbed. If this happens again, or if the blood was mixed in the stool and not on the toilet paper would definitely go and see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3,361 Doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

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