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What is the treatment for nighttime diarrhea for my 87 yr. Old mom?

What is the treatment for nighttime diarrhea for my 87 yr. Old mom?

Immodium/doc visit: You could try using over the counter immodium. However, you may want her to be checked out by her physician to ensure there's no infectious cause or inflammatory cause. Also the type of diarrhea would be signify other issues that could be dangerous therefore an evaluation as to the why prior to or in conjunction with using otc meds would be warranted. Keep her hydrated! ...Read more

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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7 y/o vomit and diarrhea 10 days ago then stopped. 2 days ago - much diarrhea and yellow bright vomit - 3 times at nighttime. Pain around belly button, feels terrible. Gastroenteritis for this long?

7 y/o vomit and diarrhea 10 days ago then stopped. 2 days ago - much diarrhea and yellow bright vomit - 3 times at nighttime. Pain around belly button, feels terrible. Gastroenteritis for this long?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely for your child to be completely better for so long and then get sick again with the same illness. This second illness is probably caused either by a different infection or something else. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

Depends: It all depends on what is the reason for the diarrhea. Generally bulking agents like metamucil are helpful for diarrhea related to irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common. If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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I am having a diarrhea?

I am having a diarrhea?

Need more info: If it is an isolated event, you may take an immodium tablet or Pepto-bismol. If it does not abate in a day, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove diarrhea?

How to remove diarrhea?

Gentle on GI track: 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

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How do I cure diarrhea?

How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds. Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How is diarrhea treated?

Depends: That depends on the cause. In some cases, antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs are needed. In others, it's just a matter of keeping hydrated until it runs its course. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What to do for diarrhea?

What to do for diarrhea?

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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How come I have diarrhea?

How come I have diarrhea?

We do not know: We do not know why you have diarrhea without getting a detailed history and physical examination diarrhea can be cause by 1viral, bacterial, protozoan infections of GI tract 2food poisonong 3lactose intolerance 4inflammatory bowel diaease 5antibiotics side effect and other drugs 6malabsorption syndrome so get it checked by your doctor to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

What is ATYPICAL diarrhea?

More data needed: "Atypical" does not mean anything with "diarrhea". Sloppy wording. Is it infection or inflammatory? Stool cultures and C Difficile tests rule out the former. Colonoscopy helps with the latter. In addition there are malabsorption syndromes or certain cancers that can cause diarrhea - gastroenterologist can help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Diarrhea: If chronic and causes loss of nutrients and other essential elements, or if resulting from untreated infection or tumors. ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Why do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused when a virus ir bacterium upsets the normal flora of the bowel resulting in diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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