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I have had diarrhea for 24 hours now. Everything I eat goes right through me. I am a 25 yr old healthy woman what should I do?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Keep hydrated

Maintaining adequate hydration and electrolyte levels is the most important thing for an otherwise healthy individual with severe diarrhea.
Keep drinking lots of fluids with sugar and electrolytes (like gatorade type products). If you notice your heart beating faster, or your urine getting darker in color, go to the hospital for IV fluids.

In brief: Keep hydrated

Maintaining adequate hydration and electrolyte levels is the most important thing for an otherwise healthy individual with severe diarrhea.
Keep drinking lots of fluids with sugar and electrolytes (like gatorade type products). If you notice your heart beating faster, or your urine getting darker in color, go to the hospital for IV fluids.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Acute diarrhea

For acute diarrhea, you should first prevent the body from losing too much fluid and electrolytes.
Try broths and soups that contain sodium, and fruit juices, mineral water, soft fruits, or vegetables that contain potassium. They can help restore the fluid and electrolyte levels. Also try the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast). Avoid caffeine and milk products.

In brief: Acute diarrhea

For acute diarrhea, you should first prevent the body from losing too much fluid and electrolytes.
Try broths and soups that contain sodium, and fruit juices, mineral water, soft fruits, or vegetables that contain potassium. They can help restore the fluid and electrolyte levels. Also try the brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast). Avoid caffeine and milk products.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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