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Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Hydrate: Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, i would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt. ...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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Treatment for constipation?

Treatment for constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Treatment of Constipation

Treatment of Constipation

Constipation Rx: usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for c. Difficile diarrhea?

What is the recommended treatment for c. Difficile diarrhea?

Vancomycin/Flagyl: 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 IV Metronidazole (flagyl) or oral 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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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What diet for diarrhea?

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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What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

What is treatment for severe enteritis ?

Enteritis: is a nonspecific term implying inflammation of the bowel. There are numerous potential causes, so treatment depends on determining and addressing the specific cause. So there is really not enough info for an answer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diarrhea?

What is the treatment for diarrhea?

Fluids fluids fluids: Drinks plenty of fluids to keep up with the fluid losses. There are medications that can slow down the diarrhea such as lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) but they may prolong the episode of the loose stools. Its better to let the body flush it out naturally, while you keep up with the fluid losses. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics treat diarrhea?

Could antibiotics treat diarrhea?

NotNormally/rarely: Most Diarrheas are not treated with Antibiotics but there are few exceptions Rarely for certain Bacterial Infections Antibiotics are used like CDifficle,Salmonella and certain others ...Read more

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Constipation what treatment?

Constipation what treatment?

HIGH FIBER DIET: Dried prune, pineapple, kidney beans , no milk or decrease it ...Read more

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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...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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Please describe a good treatment for chemo induced diarrhea?

Supportive care: It is treated mainly supportively-i.e. You need to keep yourself hydrated obviously. You can try gatorade, or pedialyte for hydration. What kind of chemo? If no fever, no blood or mucuous in stool- after you discuss with your oncologist- anti diarrhea can be considered. If diarrhea persist for 3 days or more-iv hydration and perhaps antibiotics should be considered. Discuss with onc in detail. ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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Fever treatment medicines?

Fever treatment medicines?

Why treat?: There are many who feel that fever is a beneficial mechanism of our immune system which helps in fighting infection. Fever is only a manifestation of an inflammatory process and if you can tolerate it, and do not have a condition which will be worsened by elevating your temperature and pulse, simply let it run its course without taking medication. ...Read more

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Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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What is treatment for viral fever?

What is treatment for viral fever?

Generally none: Fever due to infection may actually be beneficial as your body's way of fighting disease. Unless the fever makes you extremely uncomfortable or compromises your cardiovascular system because of underlying illnesses, leave it alone. There are very few viral illnesses for which we have effective treatment at this time. ...Read more

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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry , may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool .Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible . he may need blood test,stool test ,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The safest treatment for diarrhea is adequate hydration, preferably with water and/or electrolytes and avoidance of its cause. ...Read more

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Cause, effects, symptoms and treatments for diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...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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What are some good treatments for antibiotic-associated diarrhea?

Stop abx.: Ideally if possible, stop the offending agent in this case the antibiotic (abx). You probably also want to make sure it's not a c-diff infection. The timing of the diarrhea as well as some stool tests can help determine that. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Is it possible to get Antibiotic-associated colitis without diarrhea? I seem to match up with all the symptoms but that, after a hefty triple therapy.

Dangerous C. diff: Yes, unfortunately it is possible to have colitis without diarrhea and if you think you have this, you need to be checked today by a doctor. Sometimes a patient may take an antidiarrheal or the illness itself causes a temporary 'bowel paralysis' so this needs to be evaluated for. A host of screening tests can help the doc make this diagnosis - so I suggest calling your primary MD and go to an E.R. ...Read more

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Diarrhea,vomiting for weeks.severe stomach pain & cramps.can't keep food down.been taking omeprazole and mylanta.not helping. ULCER? TREATMENTS? HELP!

Probably not ulcer: Ulcers are not usually associated with diarrhea or cramps. Other causes, such as infectious gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disorders, celiac sprue, should be considered. See a gastroenterologist to have testing done. ...Read more

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What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

What treatments are best for diarrhea, muscle aches, and headache?

Diagnosis first: It depends on where the symptoms come from. Is it infections, is it inflammatory, is it a systemic process. For diarrhea you can avoid milk products. For muscle aches you can take analgesics. But you need to know what the true cause of all this is. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

Are there any home treatments for diarrhea and dry mouth?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, diarrhea, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your PCP for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am currently on my period and now has a uti, i tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should i go to the ER no insurance?

I am currently on my period and now has a uti, i tried at home treatments but I am now feeling nausea and diarrhea. Should i go to the ER no insurance?

Family Clinic: No. Absolutely not. That would be the most expensive option. There are good public health clinics in most communities and the family medical clinic will be probably a thousand dollars cheaper than the er. ...Read more

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What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori? Just left side/LLQ.

What can cause colon pain (no blood, no diarrhea) after doing triple therapy & omeprazole for h pylori?  Just left side/LLQ.

Scope: The best way to look for the cause is a scope. You may still have diverticulosis or a polyp. Also consider IBD or gluten allergy. Follow up with your doctor as required. All the best. ...Read more

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I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

I have horrible diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and goosebumps. What are some treatments? And what can I eat? Please help.

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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Hi I just had green diarrhea tonight I don't have a fever what do I have and how can I cure this is it something I ate or am I sick.?

Hi I just had green diarrhea tonight I don't have a fever what do I have and how can I cure this is it something I ate or am I sick.?

Green diarrhea: Is not necessarily bad. Green indicates that foods have traveled quickly through your GI tract. Manage the diarrhea with fluids containing electrolytes. If you are unable to keep up with fluids by mouth, you may need an IV, this would be to treat dehydration. Blood in your stool would be more worrisome. All the best and be seen if you are not better. ...Read more

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15Y.O son ate a contaminated egg a week and a half ago.He hasn't used bathroom normally since.He never uses toilet.When he does its diarrhea.any cure?

15Y.O son ate a contaminated egg a week and a half ago.He hasn't used bathroom normally since.He never uses toilet.When he does its diarrhea.any cure?

Rotten egg: He should have had symptoms by now but if diarrhea develops contact his doctor as sometimes certain causes of diarrhea can be treated ...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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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

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What is the best way to cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: That depends on why you have diarrhea. Diarrhea is sometimes caused by bacterial or parasitic infections that should be treated. In other cases, you just keep yourself hydrated and let it run its course. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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