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What should I take for upset stomach and diarrhea?
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
In brief: Depends
For those who have short-lived mild diarrhea, one may take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol.
Eat a bland diet and drink sips of fluid, preferably something with electrolytes (ex: pedialyte). However if one is throwing up, has 3 or more violent episodes of profuse watery diarrhea, is lightheaded; then that person may need go to the er as IV fluids may be needed +/- antibiotics, if found to be bacterial.

In brief: Depends
For those who have short-lived mild diarrhea, one may take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) or peptobismol.
Eat a bland diet and drink sips of fluid, preferably something with electrolytes (ex: pedialyte). However if one is throwing up, has 3 or more violent episodes of profuse watery diarrhea, is lightheaded; then that person may need go to the er as IV fluids may be needed +/- antibiotics, if found to be bacterial.
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