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Vacationing on north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Two days some

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Fri, 5 Apr 2019 in General Health
Question: Vacationing on north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Two days some stomach bloat and periodic bile experience in throat. Got meals that I ate only a small portion. Then, last night multiple bouts of sudden very watery diarrhea. Took immodium at 330 am. Slept till 630 am the new bouts started. 7 so far and have taken immodium after the recent two.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably traveler's diarrhea, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to traveler's diarrhea.

The most common cause of traveler's diarrhea is E. coli bacteria.

I suggest using over the counter option like Imodium three tablets a day.

I also recommend using daily probiotics.

I suggest using an electrolyte solution such as Pedialyte daily.

I also suggest to drink a lot of liquids and use a plain diet.

You should avoid spicy food or carbonated drinks during this period.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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