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What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

What can I take for upset stomach and diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Diarrhea/breastfeed: Women who are breast-feeding should avoid drugs that contain bismuth, such as pepto-bismol. Imodium (loperamide) is probably safe. for mild upset stomach and diarrhea, the best approach is to keep drinking water and eat simple easy-to-digest foods such as the brat diet  (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). See a doctor if you are vomiting, having bloody diarrhea, fever or chills.

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I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

I have had strong headaches, slight sharp pain in my abdomen area that comes and goes, upset stomach, and diarrhea. What could this be?

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology.

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I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

I had threadworms 2 months ago. Today ive had an upset stomach and loose stools. Found several dead worms. Are these old ones or am I reinfected?

Threadworms: You probably need another round of treatment, common, check this link for more information, good luck http://www. Nhs. Uk/Conditions/Threadworms/Pages/Treatment. Aspx

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Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

Having to poop after meals and upset stomach. Lots of loose stools plus loss of appetite. Could it be stress? I have been under a lot of stress lately

GI disturbance: There are numerous possibilities here and an evaluation would have to be rather extensive. See a gastroenterologist if necessary. Yes, "stress" may create physical manifestations with the GI tract as a target (called somatization), but before making that assumption you should be sure it is nothing more serious. You might try eating unpasteurized yogurt 2 or 3 times a day. Sometimes helps. Best.

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My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

My IBS? Small stomach discomfort and soft loose stools, NOT diarreah no blood, burns a little like diarreah would is it my ibs

"IB Syndrome": Rapid movement of food through the digestive system can burn when expelled. This can be caused by many things, IBS at the age of 16 can be labeled as such, but ay be sue to intolerance to lactose (milk and milk products), or be a result of mild intestinal virus. See your healthcare provider for testing if this continues. These symptoms can be caused by endometriosis just prior to your periods:

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I'm breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

I'm breastfeeding and have diarrhea, what medication can I take to stop it?

Try hydration: Most meds for diarrhea are not very effective Try hydration and a high carbohydrate diet: rice, potatoes, and breads. Also probiotics have been shown to be helpful in combating diarrhea. Kaopectae is a med that can help in some cases and should be ok with breastfeeding. Feel better soon

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Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Best medicine to take for diarrhea while breastfeeding?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium (loperamide) is one of safe ones to take. Additional ingestion of yogurt or probiotics will further reduce the duration of diarrrhea.

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What can I take for diarrhea if I'm breastfeeding?

What can I take for diarrhea if I'm breastfeeding?

Supportive Care: Best treatment for diarrhea, breastfeeding or not, is supportive care. Clear liquids- broth, pedialyte, sport drinks: soft foods- toast, crackers, mashed banana, applesauce are helpful. No need to stop breastfeeding, your baby will get protective immunity. Don't forget good handwashing with breastfeeding+ going to bathroom. Call your dr if you have blood in stool, unable to pee, or vomiting.

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Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding wife of 3 week old has food poisoning (diarrhea, some vomiting). Pediatrician said ok to breast feed. What can wife take?

Breastfeeding: Your wife should be staying hydrated most importantly. Drinking plenty of fluids/Gatorade is important. Don't take any Immodium, you want whatever is in you out of you, and not trap the organism in you. Bigger question is this a stomach bug or actual food poisoning, which if latter then what kind of food poisoning bc that will dictate if you need treatment or not.

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I am taking a zpack and on day 3, I have an upset stomach and some diarreha, can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?

Yes!: There are no known interactions between azithromycin (Z-pak) and Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). To reduce upset stomach and diarrhea, take the z-pak with food, like a large meal such as dinner. You can also take Immodium AD to minimize diarrhea. After you finish the antibiotics, your upset stomach and diarrhea should go away in a few days. If not, see your doctor.

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Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If I'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

Can I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If I'm taking Prilosec for gerd?

No interactions: There were no interactions found in our database between pepto-bismol maximum strength and Prilosec otc however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

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If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

If you have e. Coli diarrhea, can you pass it to your baby through breastfeeding?

No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene.

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