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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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How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

How can I prevent getting diarrhea while on antibiotics?

Probiotics: Some probiotics while taken during your cousre of antibiotic therapy can lessen your chance of getting a superinfection called c. Diff. Some common ones used are lactobacillus, florastor. ...Read more

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How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

How to prevent diarrhea from cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil)?

Mycophenolate: CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause diarrhea in some patients. It is usually given twice a day (usual starting dose is 1000 mg twice a day for transplant recipients). If frequent diarrhea occurs, taking smaller dose at more frequent times (e.g. 500 mg four times a day) may relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

How to prevent diarrhea when travelling to asia?

Good luck: #1 wash your hands whenever you can #2 dink from sources that are bottled or canned #3 avoid drinking from glasses with ice #4 consume only fruits with a skin that can be taken off #5 eat fully cooked food products #6 avoid corner food stands #7 get vaccinated for hepa and typhoid. ...Read more

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How can you prevent diarrhea from occurring while taking antiobiotics?

How can you prevent diarrhea from occurring while taking antiobiotics?

Probiotics: Taking probiotics such as vsl#3 along with antibiotics have been shown to decrease the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhea and clostridium difficile toxin induced diarrhea and colitis. Be sure to use a probiotic that has at least 20 billion cfu per capsule twice a day. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Anyone know how to prevent foodborne illness like traveller's diarrhea in se asia?

Universal....: ...Precautions include bottled water, no ice unless made with safe water, thorough cooking of food and eat it while still hot, no salads, no street vendors, peel fruits yourself, no unpasteurized dairy products. Antibiotics are not recommended for prevention. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) taken 3 times a day can prevent to a certain extent. ...Read more

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I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

I am going on a float trip 3 hours away, and get travelers diarrhea. How can I prevent this? Even when floating on the river?

Traveler's diarrhea: The key to avoid that is to be careful what you eat -you may want to stick to foods that are 'low risk' -such as one's YOU prepare yourself. Some foods are more risk than others as well- like seafood for example, Chinese food (recycled rice), buffet foods etc. Sometimes I'll just bring crackers or something from a package that goes easy on the 'gut'. An infectious diseases doctor can give vaccines ...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


Antispasmodic (Definition)

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or a herb ...Read more