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Will chewing guava leaves control diarrhea?

Will chewing guava leaves control diarrhea?

Yes: If the diarrhea lasts more than 10 days or is very severe, the patient should contact his or her physician to see if tests should be done, such as stool culture or analysis for parasites or clostridium difficile infection. ...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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Is diarrhea caused by not chewing food enough, or chewing food too much, anxiety, anger, or mixture of foods?

Is diarrhea caused by not chewing food enough, or chewing food too much, anxiety, anger, or mixture of foods?

None of the above: These are all basically folk medicine and superstition. Life is difficult enough without misguided, well-intentioned repeating stuff like this. If your diarrhea lasts longer than a week, or you feel week or are losing weight, get with your physician for a scientific explanation. ...Read more

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Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old cant eat apples, applesauce or fruit chews w/ tiny amts of apple or= bad diarrhea. Now nectarine = same. What other fruit should he avoid?

Diarrhea: This is going to be a matter of trial and error I'm afraid. In order to see what will affect him you will have to add specific foods to his diet one at a time and see if he has a reaction. Realise that many of use if we eat to much of any fruit will have loose stool just because of all the natural sugars in the fruit. ...Read more

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6 month old is cranky she doesn't want to drink bottles she just chews in the nipple but she eats baby food . No drool or diarrhea what's wrong ?

6 month old is  cranky she doesn't want to drink bottles she just chews in the nipple but she eats baby food . No drool or diarrhea  what's wrong ?

Could be..: ...gas, teething, sore throat. It's reassuring that she's taking baby food, and hopefully she's having close to the same number of wet diapers. You could try giving her a dose of Acetaminophen to see if that makes her comfortable. If she develops any worsening symptoms (high fever, persistent vomiting, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, irritability without being consoled), call your Dr. immediately. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and my front teeth are long and sharp. If one cannot chew their food all the way, is it easier to get heartburn, acid reflux or diarrhea?

Yup!: Adequate chewing is essential for digestion to work optimally. In fact, the time spent chewing exposes food to saliva. The components of healthy saliva actually are the first stages of the digestion process. That's one reason to maintain oral health. Even if your unable to "chew" due to jaw or dental or gum problems, do hold the minced food in your mouth and allow it time to interact with saliva. ...Read more

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How do mango leaves treat diarrhea?

How do mango leaves treat diarrhea?

Both seeds & leaves: ...may be helpful. See: http://www.mdidea.com/products/herbextract/mangiferin/data03.html

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more