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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. ...Read more
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
I have an upset stomach and was wondering if a dose of pepto was ok to take? I am somewhat breastfeeding-he only gets 6oz of bm a day the reast form.
Yes: pepto should be safe to take while nursing. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had upset stomach following diarrhea last night but now it is just blood and mucus but no diarrhea or stool. I am having abdominal pain. Cause?
I had a mild fever for days ago with upper abdomen pain. The fever and pain subsided within 24 hours, but over the last few days I have been experiencing upset stomach (nausea&heartburn) and one episode of diarrhea. I have been taking Pepcid (40mg) every
For one week I've had stringy orange loose stools that smells like rotten eggs and often an upset stomach. What could it be?
Many: Would see your doc. Most common cause is infection. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
41m w/ severe health anxiety. upset stomach + loose stools for month. normal colonoscopy + endoscopy earlier this year. diet good, any suggestions?
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. ...Read more
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: ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Hi, I’m breastfeeding and battling a tummy bug. I have bad diarrhea and want to take Smecta is that okay?
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. ...Read more
Im breastfeeding & had to stop eating diary because my baby was getting diarrhea. What vitamin suppliments should I take? Are prenatals ok or enough?
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. ...Read more
I am experiencing chronic diarrhoea and stomach cramps since delivering 5days ago. Completed my dose of dazolic today. Exclusively breastfeeding ?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics like dazolic can cause diarrhea and stomach cramps. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can i take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my upset stomach, diahrrea, nausea etc. If i'm taking Prilosec for gerd?
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. ...Read more
No: Breast feeding is safe while you are having diarrhea. As a caveat, pay extra attention to proper hand hygiene. ...Read more
My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?
I'm on clindamycin while breastfeeding experiencing watery diarrhea and cramps. Now my baby has diarrhea. Should i be concerned?
Hard lump near vaginal opening. Feel very weak, have no appetite, diarrhea. 21yo, breastfeeding, can only see gyno in 10 days. Should i be worried?
Baby diarrhea? I have a newborn who is about a week old and she is experiencing diarrhea. She is not fussy, and is continuing to eat well (i am breastfeeding). She does not have a fever and continues to be alert and active. She previously had not had a bo
It : It is actually normal for a newborn to have liquid stools with every feed (up to 10 a day!). As long as she is eating well, growing well, and having at least 6 wet (urine) diapers a day, you are in good shape. Just watch out for diaper rash from frequent bowel movements. If your child starts acting ill, develops a fever, if you notice blood in her stool or if she stops eating well, call her doctor right away. ...Read more
I have fever and diarrhea can i continue breastfeeding.can my baby catch the virus if i hold her or if she breasfeed?
Continue feeding her: One of the great advantages of breast feeding is that you are not just transferring nutritional components to your offspring but also passively antibodies that your mature immune system is generating against diseases. Your breast milk is sterile unless you have a mastitis in which case you should pump and discard the milk. ...Read more
My son is having secondary lactose intolerence after an episode of diarrhea and he is having stool of scrambled egg consistency.Can I breast feed him?
Lactose intolerance: Yes you can breast feed himGet a more detailed answer ›
My 6 month old has diarrhea for 60 hrs now. He is excl breastfed. No fever or smell. Should i stop breastfeeding if sec lactose intolerance? Help please
See Doctor ASAP: 60 hours of diarrhea is difficult on adults. It can worse on the 6 month old age group. Dehydration is a serious issue with infants, and while they may be still taking fluids, the loss of fluids from diarrhea may be more than they are taking in. This can result in dehydration and /or electrolyte disturbances. Seek medical evaluation immediately. ...Read more
Hi my 8month old baby has had a fever for 3 days. He had 5 diarrhea diapers on first day, 2 on second day and one today. He's temp reaches around 38, he does breast feed well and eats though, anything else I must do ? Using empaped to break temp
Sounds improving: These are often simple gut viruses that can be managed at home. Breast milk is often the best therapy. The minimal temp can be ignored. I expect about 3 of these a year until they reach 5. Their primary risk is dehydration, which usually only appears if they cannot feed well enough to keep up. If peeing every 6-8 hrs the kid is doing fine. ...Read more
Breastfeeding for 4 months now - experiencing nausea now and then every day. Distended stomach before bed last 2 nights. Had diarrhea tonight. Help.
Need more info: And you need to be seen and examined and possibly have stool tested. Go see a doctor and get this worked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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