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What should I drink if I have diarrhea?

What should I drink if I have diarrhea?

Water / electrolytes: Good hydration is important. Water is ok most of the time but there may be some who benefit from sports drinks or electrolyte solutions. These tend to have a lot of sugar though. ...Read more

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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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What should I eat if I have diarrhea?

What should I eat if I have diarrhea?

Rice bananas toast: Rice( white or brown) bananas and toast are good foods to eat when you have diarrhea. A whole grain toast, banana and brown rice, will absorb some of the water in the loose stool to make it more formed. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

What foods should I eat/drink if I have severe diarrhea?

Clear fluids,to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have gastritis?

What should I eat if I have gastritis?

Bland diet: Eat foods that have few additives and spices. Fruits, vegetables and grains are good sources of these. Avoid spicey, citrus and dense foods as they can further irritate the lining of the stomach. ...Read more

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I have gastritis what should I drink?

I have gastritis what should I drink?

Gastritis: There are certain things you should avoid such as: soft drinks, coffee, tomatoes, orange juice , fatty and spicy food, there are over the counter medications that can help ( Prilosec otc, Zantac (ranitidine) ect...) if your symptoms do not improve after avoiding the above or with medication, you may need to have an endoscopy for furhter evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have constipation?

What should I do if I have constipation?

Increase fiber: In addition to using a stool softener (not a laxative) you should add more fiber to your diet, either with the foods you eat (fruits & veggies & whole grains) or with fiber supplements like metamucil/ fiber choice/etc along with plenty of fluids. If your taking narcotic pain meds, it is especially important to take these measure to counter the constipating effect of the meds. ...Read more

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What should I eat when I have diarrhea?

What should I eat when I have diarrhea?

Fluids: Ideally, push the fluids to avoid dehydration. Then as you feel better, you may increase more substantial foods and liquids. Just listen to your body and base it on how you feel. ...Read more

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What should I drink when I have gallstones?

What should I drink when I have gallstones?

Most anything: Avoid fried, greasy & fatty foods. Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, too much alcohol or caffeine. Eat more fruits & vegetables. Most liquids to drink are fine except fatty ones (milk shakes, etc.). ...Read more

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What should I eat / drink if I have the flu?

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What should I eat / drink if I have the flu?

What u can tolerate: You need good nutrition and hydration if you have the flu.Lots of fluid and what you stomach can tolerate. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have food poisoning?

What should I do if I have food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due chemicals, bacterial toxins, bacterial and viral infections, and parasites. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have black stool?

What should I do if I have black stool?

Black stool: Take no blood thinner, plavix, (clopidogrel) Aspirin and see your docotr asap to rule out bleeding. Did you eat beets? ...Read more

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What should I do if I frequently have stomach aches?

What should I do if I frequently have stomach aches?

If this has become: a pattern for you, medical evaluation would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bad stomach issues?

What should I do if I have bad stomach issues?

Please clarify: What symptoms you are referring to with the term "bad stomach issues". Then , you can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am constipated?

What should I do if I am constipated?

Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitus. What should I not eat.?

I have diverticulitus. What should I not eat.?

Diverticulitus: Diverticulitis means an active infection of small pouches of the colon that needs treatment with antibiotics. With an active infection, foods should be small and very light, liquids & a few sift foods until the infection has resolved. Then later your doctor would start you on high fiber foods after infection has fully resolved. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

This depends: Botulism is a form of food poisoning and you should probably see your doctor. Other types of food-poisoning are self-limited and get better with rest and liquids. Serious symptoms that should not be ignored include fever, worsening abdominal pain and blood in your stool. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I am having liver problem?

What should I eat if I am having liver problem?

Many options...: There are many kinds of liver problems including some that cause excessive accumulation of metals eg. Copper and iron. For those disorders a diet low in those minerals(copper and iron) is recommended. For almost all other types of liver disease there are no specific restrictions. Alcohol should be avoided in all liver disorders. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have the stomach flu what should I eat?

If I have the stomach flu what should I eat?

Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. 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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What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

Anything tolerated: Whatever you eat won't affect the effects from food poisoning but spicy and greasy foods tend to be more irritating to the guts. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

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