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Does red wine cause diarrhea?

Does red wine cause diarrhea?

If allergic: Red wine can cause diarrhea as a symptom of allergy to the wine. This would usually be accompanied by nasal congestion, and flushing ...Read more

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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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My boyfriend drank wine, vomited and had diarrhea the next day. It only lasted for an hour and then he was fine. He had no other symptoms. Contagious?

No: this is most likely a result of his body reacting to the wine that he consumed, keeping in mind that the amount of wine consumed nor the associated use of other concomittant substances (prescribed or not) have not been mentioned. It does not appear to be contagious. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Daily
Try a constipating diet
Daily
Try BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast)
Daily
See a GI doctor
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The last year I have experienced severe diarrhea after a glass of wine or one beer. I rarely drink. Is there anything I should be tested for?

The last year I have experienced severe diarrhea after a glass of wine or one beer. I rarely drink. Is there anything I should be tested for?

Sulfites: Some wines and beer contain sulfites and it appears you may be sensitive to it. Normally these products are eliminated from the diet as there is no test per se for sulfites. ...Read more

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Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Whenever i drink alcohol, i wake up in the morning with almost diarrhea/ stomach cramps. Normal? Is having a glass of wine everyday bad?

Normal, for you: In most people this does not happen, but there is a physiologic reason for when it does. The alcohol gets quickly absorbed by the intestinal cells, which then shut down absorption of water from within the intestines. Therefore, there is extra water within the intestines, which comes out as diarrhea. One glass of wine a day, may be beneficial for your heart arteries. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Keep yourself well hydrated
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Don't take too many antidiarrheal meds, they can make condition worse
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if you don't improve within a couple of days, seek medical attention
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Night sweats, nausea and diarrhea after drinking wine, what's wrong?

Night sweats, nausea and diarrhea after drinking wine, what's wrong?

Bet it was red: So there are some natural substances, chemicals if you will, that can contribute to this. Otherwise, it may be deficiency in you that made it difficult to digest. Should pass. If not, could have been bad batch; however, likely not a bacteria because alcohol does help kill those guys. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Replace lost fluid, ounce for ounce
Hourly
Make sure you're urinating
once
Don't drink high-sugar drinks
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Drinking red wine and mixing it with red bull . Is this dangerous? My sister drinks 5 or 6 glasses a day. Will this cause diarrahea?

Drinking red wine and mixing it with red bull .  Is this dangerous? My sister drinks 5 or 6 glasses a day.  Will this cause diarrahea?

Yes..: Yes it could cause diarrhea but more importantly mixing drinks like this can be dangerous and 5 to 6 glasses a day seems to be excessive. I would suggest she seek some help to stop. ...Read more

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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

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