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What Can You Eat To Get Rid Of Diarrhea
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
Several things: Eat healthy, take your daily fiber, drink a lot of fluids and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. You can take over the counter stool softeners. I dont see if u take any meds. Narcotics use is also a common cause. If the above doesnt help then see your physician as you may need further workup. ...Read more
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some ideas...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear his bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while his body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For anything more than mild brief symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more
Nothing: It is a viral infection and must run its course. Can treat symptoms (nausea / diarrhea / muscle aches / fever) to be less miserable. Try to remain hydrated to keep up with fluid losses. Can use chewable anti-nausea medicine for help (like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) / bonine / etc.). See dr if vomiting to point cannot keep liquids down, lightheaded, or bad abdominal pains. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Rash due to allergic reaction will generally improve with antihistamines, occasionally topical steroids. Avoidance of the suspect food helps. Special case: "dermatitis herpetiformis" recurrent skin eruption mostly in some patients with celiac sprue. Rx involves treatment for sprue, i.e. No gluten in diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgive my frankness: You need one way to get rid of acne effectively. Your resource is your primary care physician. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared your acne, phone and make an appointment. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease for which you deserve effective treatment -- it's available. "pop" remedies (lemons, honey, beer) are adjuncts only. Do what you need to. ...Read more
Menstrual cramps?: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more
Don't know foods.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
Dentist: See a dentist. You may have an infection. You may need antibiotics but you won't know until you see a dentist. Use whatever works for pain until you can see a dentist. If you can't see a dentist soon and you are in a lot of pain, go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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