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How to get rid of diarrhea?

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Posted on Sat, 22 Mar 2014
Question: How to get rid of diarrhea?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Please find detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Thanks for writing in to us. If you are having acute diarrhea symptoms then you must consult your doctor and take a course of antibiotics if your diarrhea is being caused by bacteria and parasites. Taking adequate quantities of fluids is also essential to replenish the fluid loss in diarrhea, else you may get dehydrated and have electrolyte imbalance. If you feel that any of your medications is causing diarrhea or if you are having inflammatory bowel disease, a discussion with your doctor is essential to alter medications and treat accordingly. You may make the following lifestyle changes: 1. Drink lots of fresh fruit juices. Avoid caffeine. 2. Include semi solid and low fiber foods in your diet. 3. Avoid fatty foods and those with high fiber content. Processed and seasoned foods may also be avoided. 4. Take anti diarrheal medications and probiotics to increase the number of healthy bacteria present to fight germs in your digestive tract. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek
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How to get rid of diarrhea?

Brief Answer: Please find detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX Thanks for writing in to us. If you are having acute diarrhea symptoms then you must consult your doctor and take a course of antibiotics if your diarrhea is being caused by bacteria and parasites. Taking adequate quantities of fluids is also essential to replenish the fluid loss in diarrhea, else you may get dehydrated and have electrolyte imbalance. If you feel that any of your medications is causing diarrhea or if you are having inflammatory bowel disease, a discussion with your doctor is essential to alter medications and treat accordingly. You may make the following lifestyle changes: 1. Drink lots of fresh fruit juices. Avoid caffeine. 2. Include semi solid and low fiber foods in your diet. 3. Avoid fatty foods and those with high fiber content. Processed and seasoned foods may also be avoided. 4. Take anti diarrheal medications and probiotics to increase the number of healthy bacteria present to fight germs in your digestive tract. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek