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    Suggest treatment for severe flatulence and diarrhea

Posted on Sat, 8 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am still in a lot of discomfort. My butt feels like a piece of raw meat. I have had a test for C-Diff. Negative I have had blood work and my doctor says markers for active Chrones are ok.but I still have XXXXXXX amount of gas after eating and horrendous diarrhea. What can I do to get some relief. I have some lomtil and I took one today. Not sure how that will interact with Humira. Please help me.
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Avoid gluten and lactose in diet

Detailed Answer:
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You can take Lomotil to help with diarrhea.
Since your doctor confirmed that bout of diarrhea is not due to chrons disease or C.difficle, and you have undergone extensive investigations, I believe other infections has also been ruled out.
Now the important factors to consider is the possibility of lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity. These conditions are commonly co-resistant with chrons disease, due to the damage to intestinal wall.
Try avoiding diary and gluten in your diet and see if the diarrhea is improving.
I would recommend getting a hydrogen breath test and anti float in antibody testing done to rule out lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

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