which can be from infections;viral, bacterial, fungal, food intolerance
, usually go away in few days.
Acute, watery diarrhea is usually caused by a virus
.) Medications such as antibiotics and drugs that contain magnesium
products are also common offenders. Recent dietary changes can also lead to acute diarrhea. These include intake of coffee, tea, colas, dietetic foods, gums or mints that contain poorly absorbable sugars. Acute bloody diarrhea
suggests a bacterial cause like Campylobacter
. Eating contaminated foods such as ground beef or fresh fruit can cause diarrhea due to E.coli 0157:H7. Diarrhea associated with recent antibiotic
use suggests an infection with Clostridium difficile
Most episodes of acute diarrhea resolve quickly and without antibiotic therapy with simple dietary modifications. See a doctor if you feel ill, have bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain
or diarrhea lasting more than 48 hours.