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Iam going thru antibiotic diarrhea.Does drinking electrolyte stop my diarrhea?

Probiotics: Probiotics might reduce your diarrhea related to antibiotics. Drinking fluids with electrolytes will prevent dehydration from the diarrhea but won't stop it. The diarrhea most frequently resolve once the antibiotic therapy is completed. If persists you may need a stool test. ...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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How do I stop the constipation after taking imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea?

How do I stop the constipation after taking imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea?

Diarrhea meds: Try not to take meds for diarrhea. Your body is trying to get rid of something - virus, bacteria or toxins and you do not want to keep them in. This is a temporary condition, fortunately. The Imodium (loperamide) will wear off. Meanwhile, drink 6-8 cups of fluid a day, plenty of fiber- fruits, vegetables, and exercise. For most people a bowel movement every 1-2 days is normal. ...Read more

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Can stopping ibuprofen cause chronic diarrhea? Stopped taking it 2 mo. ago now bouts of stomachaches and diarrhea.

Can stopping ibuprofen cause chronic diarrhea? Stopped taking it 2 mo. ago now bouts of stomachaches and diarrhea.

Very unlikely: This sounds as if you should be seen and examined by a doctor, possibly a gastroenterologist. Not related to withdrawal of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Stopping iron pills cause diarrhea?

Stopping iron pills cause diarrhea?

No.: Some people may get diarrhea or other GI side effects from taking iron orally, but there should be no side effects from stopping iron. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Should I stop taking Clarithromycin due to sideeffects? Severe nausea, belly aches, dizziness, headaches, bad taste, digestion. No diarrhoea

Side effect on med: I would try to take the antibiotic with a full meal and lots of water. That may help and eat yogurt daily. I'f you still have nausea/ Gi upset then talk to your MD about changing it ...Read more

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How to stop vomiting after drinking alcohol?

How to stop vomiting after drinking alcohol?

Don't drink: If you drink so much you vomit each time you have a problem and need help. See your doctor or contact aa. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop vomiting and diarrhea after drinking alcohol?

Vomiting: Check in with the er to make sure you are not dehydrated and you have stopped vomiting. If not they can give you an injection of zofran (ondansetron) to control the vomiting. ...Read more

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Will taking PPI meds stop stomach from digesting foods??

Will taking PPI meds stop stomach from digesting foods??

Great question.: The answer is both yes and no.Fats and proteins are emulsified by bile and carbohydrates are broken down by amylase.The acid in the stomach is helpful for breaking down proteins, but mainly it kills bacteria and other potentially harmful things in your diet. You will still produce acid in response to eating, but in lesser quantities. Also acid is needed to catalyze bioavailable oxidation of iron. ...Read more

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Stomach pains followed by diarrhea or watery diarrhea. How do I prevent this?

Depends: depends on whether you have diarrhea from gastroenteritis (then oral antibiotics, probiotic is also helpful) diarrhea from antibiotics ( cdiff colitis) ...Read more

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26/F. Would 10mg amitriptyline stop diarrhea in zollinger-ellison? Have chronic diarrhea x9 months. Gastro says IBS & amitriptyline stopped diarrhea.

26/F. Would 10mg amitriptyline stop diarrhea in zollinger-ellison? Have chronic diarrhea x9 months. Gastro says IBS & amitriptyline stopped diarrhea.

Maybe he knows...: ...a thing or two about the gut! Amitriptyline is an old but commonly used medication for treatment of dysmotility associated with diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome. On the other hand, the diarrhea associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is more a maldigestion problem and amitriptyline will have little utility here. ...Read more

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Does apple juice help stop diarrhea or constipation?

Does apple juice help stop diarrhea or constipation?

Helps constipation: Sorbital, otherwise known as glucitol, is a type of sugar alcohol that loosens the stool and promotes regular bowel movement. Sorbital is abundant in many fruit juices such as prune, peach, pear and apple juice. ...Read more

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What will help stop stomach pain and diarrhea?

STOMACH PAIN: Avoid dairy products, caffiene and carbonated beverages.Try petobismol as needed for a week.If you still have symptoms please see your M.D. ...Read more

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I've been vomiting for 5 hours consistently. It won't stop how do I stop vomiting?

I've been vomiting for 5 hours consistently. It won't stop how do I stop vomiting?

I've chips. : Do not eat any thing. May try sparkling water, Gatorade, Popsicle , for hydration. if you cannot tolerate that than you need to go to Urgent care. Also find out what triggered some food? If any one else in the family is suffering like you? Hope you feel better ...Read more

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I am experiencing rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

I am experiencing  rectal bleeding, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea (quality: bloody diarrhea) (severity: chronic diarrhea) , excessive sweatin...

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Why do diarrhea medications worsen hus?

Why do diarrhea medications worsen hus?

Worsens toxin: Antidiarrheal medications prevent the toxin that has triggered the hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) to pass in the stool. E coli 0157 is strongly associated with hus. Likewise antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of hus either – although hus is a serious illness, the therapy is considered “supportive” until recovery. ...Read more

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Is it still viral gastroenteritis if diarrhea began BEFORE vomiting? Diarrhea for 3 hrs, then vomiting too, now just watery diarrhea. 27/F. Scared.

Is it still viral gastroenteritis if diarrhea began BEFORE vomiting? Diarrhea for 3 hrs, then vomiting too, now just watery diarrhea. 27/F. Scared.

Yes, can be viral: The order of diarrhea and vomiting doesn't predict whether what you have is viral since can present both ways. Should you have bloody diarrhea or fever over 102 F then would go to your doctor. More than likely you have viral gastroenteritis and will run its course over 3 to 5 days. Can try some peptobismol ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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