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My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.

My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.

Probiotics: Consider a probiotic that contains both lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacter. Consult with your physician for additional testing to rule out c difficile infection as a cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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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Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

May be: Probiotics have not been shown to be beneficial, the commercial messages notwithstanding.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?

Can adding to much fiber at once cause loose stools, and I've been eating 2 cups of activia yogurt a day plus I have a cold?

Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this does not change the frequency of stooling, probably will resolve spontaneously if actually due to your changes in diet. On the other hand, the loose stools are more likely related to the virus producing your cold. If it keeps up, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Accidentally ate some very old yogurt. Diarrhea multiple times next day. What to do? How serious?

Accidentally ate some very old yogurt. Diarrhea multiple times next day. What to do? How serious?

Food poisoning.: The obvious answer would be that your symptoms are related to food poisoning. Bad bacteria grew within the yogurt, causing what should be a transient infection. Let it ride for now. Drink fluids often. If you remain symptomatic past five days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is yogurt a cure for diarrhea?

Is yogurt a cure for diarrhea?

Not really: The resaoning behind that is that ogurt contains probiotics. The dairy part of the yogurt though can cause diarrhea in some people or aggravate it in others. Just take probiotics and skip the yogurt...As it is the probiotics that help. ...Read more

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Is yogurt a good thing to give a 9 yr old with diarrhea?

Could help...: Yogurt can help recolonize the intestinal tract with "good bacteria" after diarrhea. This is especially true if the diarrhea was brought on after taking antibiotics for an infection. It may not help, but if the 9 year old would eat it, it will not hurt. ...Read more

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Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Diarrhea shortly after lactose free yogurt? Dairy sensitivity?

Lactose intolerance: In general, it takes some time (15-30 minutes at least) for the diarrhea, loose bowel movement, bloating, and flatus (alone or in combination) to develop. Here is a video that explains lactose intolerance that should help you.
http://www. Laendo. Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after yogurt if lactose intolerance?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after yogurt if lactose intolerance?

Yes: Yoghurt has some lactose that has not fermented and lead to symptoms in people who have severe lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?

Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?

Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously. But better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive stomach, have colitis and acid reflux, does eating greek yogurt give you diarrhea.

I have a sensitive stomach, have colitis and acid reflux, does eating greek yogurt give you diarrhea.

Maybe: Greek yogurt contains some lactose sugar and lactose intolerance could give you diarrhea. Colitis flare could also cause diarrhea regardless of your food choice. Good Luck! ...Read more

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How to overcome antibiotic induced diarrhea? Some say eat yogurt others say avoid dairy. What to do? My tummy is unhappy!

How to overcome antibiotic induced diarrhea? Some say eat yogurt others say avoid dairy. What to do? My tummy is unhappy!

Stop the antibiotic: The most obvious suggestion is stop the antibiotic that is causing the diarrhea- easier said than done. The reason for abx induced diarrhea is that the drug kills not just bad germs in your body, but alsosome of the good ones, resulting in gut imbalance of bacteria. Both the suggestions made to you are helpful - the culture in yoghurt has already broken down the lactose so it's ok to eat it. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for about five days now. Nothing else besides an upset stomach. Should I go to the dr? I've ate yogurt now helping.

I've had diarrhea for about five days now. Nothing else besides an upset stomach. Should I go to the dr? I've ate yogurt now helping.

Probably viral: And if getting better with yoget give it a couple of more days and if not better see your doctor. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm on azithomycin. I've had bad diarrhea. But now I'm having vaginal irritation. Could it be a yeast infection? I'm eating 12 oz of yogurt per day.

I'm on azithomycin. I've had bad diarrhea. But now I'm having vaginal irritation. Could it be a yeast infection? I'm eating 12 oz of yogurt per day.

Yeast Infection: Yes. It is very common for females to get an overgrowth of yeast when they are taking antibiotics.

You may want to discuss with your health care provider about having a prescription for times like this so that you do not suffer needlessly long if this occurs. ...Read more

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I believe my son has good poisoning from yogurt that was left in hot car. He has stopped vomiting for 2 days but now has bloody stool. No diarrhea.?

Blood in stool can: Be various things. If associated with cramps & diarrhea, esp if fever, it could be infectious colitis and he should be seen urgently in ED or urgent care. If stool was fairly large and formed with blood at the end, he might have a fissure from over stretching the anus. If he is now eating normally and looks good, it is not urgent, but he should still be seen by his doctor soon. ...Read more

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I'll be taking the Rx Clindamycin for a tooth/gum infection. What is the best way to avoid the diarrhea and stomach upset from this (yogurt?)?

I'll be taking the Rx Clindamycin for a tooth/gum infection. What is the best way to avoid the diarrhea and stomach upset from this (yogurt?)?

Good probiotics &...: Clindmycin is an excellent choice for dental infections. While there is some risk of C.dificile, other antibiotics can cause that as well. I advise you take Sacchromyces boulaardi (sold as Florastor) and Culturelle, both widely available in pharmacies, both during and for 2 weeks after your Clindamycin. Also avoid sugar and simple starches while taking antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. But I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

I'm not lactose intolerance, fine with milk n cheese etc. But I get severe diarrhea and stomach cramp 1-2 hrs after eating Greek yogurt. Why is that?

Greek yougurt: And GI symptoms. There must be something in the yogurt that you are sensitive to. Please read the label and see what's in it as a flavoring, coloring, preservative, etc. Consider eating a different brand or non-Greek yogurt. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause diarrhea?

Not normally.: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, feeling tired, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What causes white diarrhea?

What causes white diarrhea?

Liver Problems: The color of stool can help guide your doctor to determine the cause of the problem. White stool is often a result of a liver disease such as viral hepatitis which causes the bilirubin in your blood level to rise. As a result there can be less of it in the stool and the stool then becomes "discolored" or white, gray, or pale. Note that eating all white foods can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause diarrhea?

Can exercise cause diarrhea?

It can: This is a well observed phenomenon, particularly with endurance athletes/runners. This exercise induced diarrhea is felt to be possibly be related to low blood flow to the gut, as blood is shunted (diverted) to the muscle. A variant of ischemic colitis! ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

Can hot sauce cause diarrhea?

But tastes so good!: When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements.
If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract. ...Read more

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Does chocolate cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea cause: Some people can be sensitive to different foods and get diarrhea. If it seems to happen repeatedly then perhaps for you, chocolate causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause acute diarrhea?

Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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