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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Diarrhea for 3 days and tomorrow I leave for Fort XXXXXXX for a cruise. What can I take or do to help clear it up? Does drinking lots of water help or hurt?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 minutes later
probiotics will help surely
plenty of liquids are must for early recovery
need metronidazole on antibiotic pack with lactobacillus to combat the diarrhea early
hope this will help you
take strict dietary control on cruise
no smoking,alcohol,oily,spicy,nonveg , beverages
wishing fine trip
thanks regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 5 hours later
I have culturelle and it has over 10 billion cultures of lactobacillus. How many should I take today to start with and will it make the diarrhea worse?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Culturelle will definitely help to control diarrhea , not worsen it .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Culturelle with Lactobacillus in it will not make your diarrhea worse at all .
It replaces bad bacteria of the gut with good regulation of digestion ,
helps to treat diarrhea .

* Recommended to take Culturelle once a day ( with or without meals ) .
Advisable to take cap. omeprazole ( 20 ) mg morning and evening before
breakfast and dinner .

* Additional suggestions for better outcome

- Consume plenty liquids preferably boiled water , lemon juice , coconut water ,
green tea , coffee , butter milk .
- Soft , light diet at intervals with preferable fresh curd .
- Avoid all high caloric food items , spices , beverages .
- Avoid anxiety , stress .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further assistance .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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