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Doctor insights on: Natural Anti Diarrhea Foods

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I'm sensitive to drugs so I need a natural fast acting anti diarrhea remedy?

I'm sensitive to drugs so I need a natural fast acting anti diarrhea remedy?

Dietary changes: Start by avoiding sugar containing beverages and refined sugars. Eat brown rice, toast, bananas, almonds, nuts, broiled fish and chicken. Drink ginger, green tea. Chicken or minestrone soup. Take probiotics two times per day. Favor the liquid presentation and avoid the sugar loaded yoqourt, as the source of probiotics. Give 3-5 days for your intestinal cells to be renewed, to start feeling better.

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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When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

When should I take anti-diarrhea pills?

Ask your doctor: The problem with taking anti-diarrhea pills is that it can make your symptoms worse or even prolong the diarrhea depending on the cause. Therefore, you should always ask your physician when it is safe to begin anti-diarrheals for diarrhea. This is especially important if you have infectious diarrhea, c. Diff colitis or inflammatory diarrhea such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis.

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What should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

What should I do when a 4 year old takes 2 anti diarrhea pills?

Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the United States--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror where you can always find it. Children that accidentally overdose tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines...Now.

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I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

I just had a colonoscopy today & I am still having diarrhea. Is it ok to take some anti-diarrhea medicine?

Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs. It also depends on your diagnosis, and reason for colonoscopy. See your physician.

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Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

Should you give anti-diarrhea medicine to an adult with rotavirus?

You may: Give antidiarheal medicine carefully and in moderation. In addition you should limit yourself to clear fluids for 24 hours then constipating foods like bananas, rice, apples. If the diarrhea is not resolved in 2-3 days seek medical attention.

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Which type of medicine is the best for anti-diarrhea. Dose Flagyl is being the best?

Depends on what: Type of diarrhea. Flagyl is an antibiotic which helps treated diarrhea caused by certain infections and parasites. It does not treat other forms of diarrhea. For symptomatic treatment, Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) are the usually ones used.

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My 2 year old daughter got in to a anti diarrhea pill she bit a little what should I do?

Anti diarrhea pill: If she only chewed on such a pill and did not injest a whole pill or more there should be no consequences. I recommend that you check for a poison control phone number as they have the most complete resources for this type of question and keep it handy. When your 2 year old has an accident such as this it should be a reminder to renew your vigiliance to avoid more serious accidents.

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My HRT is giving me diarrhea, I have changed brands but no luck otherwise it's working great! Can I take anti diarrhea meds every day long term?

My HRT is giving me diarrhea, I have changed brands but no luck otherwise it's working great! Can I take anti diarrhea meds every day long term?

Cause & effect?: Hi. Correlation does not establish cause and effect. I bet it is more likely your diarrhea is caused by something other than your HRT. The fact you have diarrhea and you're taking HRT does not imply the HRT is causing the diarrhea. The HRT and diarrhea may just be coincidental. I'd suggest you speak with a gastroenterologist to consider other causes of diarrhea. Good luck!

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Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to use anti-diarrhea medication while pregnant?

Yes: Over the counter anti diarrhea medications are safe to use. If your diarrhea is not going away after about 48 hours, you should see your doctor.

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Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Are there any safe anti-diarrhea medication without lead or aspirin?

Safe: To my knowledge anti diarrheals do not have either Aspirin or lead.

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I have had diarrhea for 12 hrs. Should I take anti-diarrhea meds or let the virus run its course?

I have had diarrhea for 12 hrs. Should I take anti-diarrhea meds or let the virus run its course?

Tough Call: Are you getting dehydrated, feverish, how many stools? If it lasts only 24 hours or so & you can keep up w/ caffeine-free liquids, saltine crackers, & natural probiotic yogurt, forgo medicine. Be sure you are still urinating normally and not light headed. Unable to advance diet to toast, potatoes, rice, & bananas or ongoing diarrhea--use medicine. Not all better another 24 -48 hours? Get seen.

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8 weeks pregnant, can I take anti diarrhea pills?

8 weeks pregnant, can I take anti diarrhea pills?

Yes: Immodium is available over the counter and considered safe in pregnancy. Check with your doctor to confirm!

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Is it safe to take anti-diarrhea tabs after a colon cleanse?

Is it safe to take anti-diarrhea tabs after a colon cleanse?

Yes: Colon cleanses are a fad/hoax perpetrated by the holistic food faddists. They do nothing to promote general wellbeing

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Had very watery diarrhea for over 24h, took anti-diarrhea medicine, next day evening had clay stool. Should I worry?

Had very watery diarrhea for over 24h, took anti-diarrhea medicine, next day evening had clay stool. Should I worry?

No: As long as the stools continue to progress toward your normal, I would not worry. If you see black, tarry stools or red, bloody stools, see your doctor immediately. If your stools persist in being abnormal for more than 7 to 10 days, then you should consider seeing him or her also. Good luck.

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Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Why is tetracycline used as an anti-diarrhea agent when it can cause diarrhea as a side effect?

Diarrhea is just a: Potential side effect. However, if a patient had a diarrheal infection that was caused by a bacteria that was susceptible to tetracycline - that would be a reason.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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