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Why Does Restaurant Food Give You Diarrhea
I stopped eating fast food restaurants for months 2 days ago I ate a burger I got pain on my intestines & now I like loose stools I don't eat big meal?
Diarrhea: There are many possible causes and explanations for your symptoms, but answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...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 periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.
Spaghetti: I am not an expert on spaghetti but it sounds like you are sensitive to an ingredient used in restaurant spaghetti. It sounds like you may have to leave it off your menu. Make sure you hydrate when this occurs. ...Read more
I've noticed certain foods give me diarrhea for a day or 2, then mucus & sometimes v.slight bright string of blood, then fine. What can I expect at dr?
I think there may be: A couple of explanations. You may have been exposed to a food bacteria experiencing only mild symptoms of food poisoning. OR your mucus/mildly bloody stool could be an allergic reaction to the food. Either case suggests a visit/evaluation by your Doctor. Expect stool cultures, possibly blood work. I would put my money on recurring food allergy/sensitivity which, hopefully, tests will identify. ...Read more
Why does coffee, cappuccino, and other caffeinated sources give me diarrhea after extended use? Sodas have also started having the same effect as well as certain foods.
Sometimes greasy, fatty foods can give me loose stools or diarrhea. To an extent is this normal or is there something wrong?
Maybe malabsorption: You may have a malabsorption syndrome. A good gastroenterologist can help you find out. ...Read more
Can I give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea? Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve
Probably won't: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it won't stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more
Our 2 1/2 baby last night was throwing up and this morning has diarrhea. What can we give him to stop it. He ate indian food the second night in a row. First night had no issues with it. Can we give him ammodium?
Immodium is not recommended for children. Standard managment recommendations for children with diarrhea are:
1. Rehydrate-.Pedialyte or similar, give small amounts regularly or a few oz after each diarrhea
2. BRAT diet-bananas, applesauce, rice, applesauce, toast, etc help bind the stools
3. Avoid dairy, sugary drinks, acidic foods
4. High quality probiotics-help re-balance the intestines ...Read more
What foods should be given or avoided to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea? My child has diarrhea and i’m afraid he will become dehydrated if it gets any worse. What are the best foods to give him to keep is fluid levels up and prevent further stomac
My nephew has had a runny nose, a cough, very runny diarrhea, and can't keep food down. Is there any meds we can give him? He is 2 years old.
Seek MD: Your nephew deserves the care of a doctor. A two-year-old can become dehydrated quickly with these symptoms. Make sure your doctor is involved. ...Read more
I had stomach flu a week ago. I felt better but now eating heavy foods gives me hot flashes (pre-diarrhea) and diarrhea 2x in past week. Why?
How can I enjoy pepper sauce & spicy foods without the harsh effects of diarrhea and stomach pains?! I refuse to give up my spicy food cravings!
Find the cause: Millions and millions of people enjoy spice without either stomach pain or diarrhea. Do you have an ulcer? Do you have reflux (where stomach acid abnormally comes up into the tube between your stomach and your throat, causing a burn)? Do you eat the spice in a bowl of greasy, fat filled or fried food, instead of over roasted lean meats or vegetables? Find the cause to make it better. ...Read more
I have a flu. Taking z pack and tamiflu (oseltamivir). Don't know if meds or food giving me diarrhea and nausea. Shud I take something for this or stop either meds?
My 21 month old son has 3 loose stools a day his dr said to give him Gatorade but is there anything else I can do for him? Food to avoid etc?
Diarrhea?: Would need more history, but you should discuss again with the doctor seeing him and ask if they feel that exam of a stool specimen might be of value. If no further helpful comments might consider getting a second opinion. Hope the little guy is better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stomach cramping in pain for three days with diarrea. Ate at a resturaunt all of us had the same food but he had pickle ralish this is the only thing we can think of. After he ate he had diarreha and his stomach started hurting him, the next morning he wo
What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since I ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as I got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so I
I: I think that you need an antiemetic, either as a suppositorie or an orally disintegrating tablet, which is not available over the counter. Therefore, you may have to visit the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read more
BRAT DIET: Bananas, rice applesauce, tea. Gatorade, coconut water, apple juice. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Almost any food can cause diarrhea if it is consumed in large quantities or the body is not used to it. Additionally spices or hot peppers or hot sauces can cause diarrhea in some people. We have all heard the term travelers diarrhea. This is not always an infection but a reaction to new foods the body is not used to. ...Read more
Depends on in: Individual sensitivity. Food with bacterial contamination or bacterial toxins will cause diarrhea on most people. Some people are sensitive to specific food, e.g., people with celiac disease are sensitive to food with wheat rye and barley. It would require taking a detailed person history and may be challenges with foods to sort out the issue. ...Read more
Not true: That's just you. There is no basis for that statement. If you eat any kind of food which isn't part of your normal diet (e.g. New cuisines or adding spices when you normally don't eat them), then your gut may need to adjust it's exocrine functions and gut flora accordingly. But if it is part of your usual diet, you don't get those symptoms. ...Read more
If breast feeding, continue. If formula fed, and diarrhea is more than 7-10 days, can give lactose free formula for 2 weeks. Give pediallyte equal amount for each stool volume, for each diarrhea, no juice. Food: bananna, rice, applesauce, chicken/soup, yogurt.
You should have mentioned the age of the baby to have more precise answer. Good luck. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Most of the time, diarrhea is not caused by eating particular combinations of food. It may be caused by spoiled food, infections, or inflammatory processes of the bowels. If you do notice particular foods that give you loose stools, though, you should obviously avoid those. See your doctor if it remains persistent. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they have washed their hands throughly after using teh batheroom. ...Read more
The BRAT diet: This consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, tea & toast. ...Read more
Soluble fiber: If you have chronic diarrhea, and have been tested and no cause is found- I suggest foods high in soluble fiber, because they absorb the fluid and make a firmer stool. Foods such as oatmeal and applesauce to give an example. Stay away from insoluble fiber- cause that would make the diarrhea worse. ...Read more
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