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Diarrhea, food poisioning. Don't want to take any medications. Is it normal and will it get healed on its own?

Hi I had sickness and diaherra on Sunday morning - I thought it was food poisoning but my daughter was also sick for 2 days. No one has been sick since monday but I still have diaherra - its not painful just very runny. Is it normal to last for a few days if its a bug? I don twant to take immodium or anything as I m not running to toilet but is there anything else I can do to help? Should I be concerned if it doesn t get better in a few days?
Asked On : Sat, 7 Apr 2012
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Hi there...

Thanks for writing in.....

Most cases of viral gastroenteritis should subside in 24-48 hours. If it persists beyond that...max 3 days...then it would be better to get a stool examination done....

In the meantime....Have a bland diet with toast, rice gruel with salt, etc.
Have ORS, tender coconut water etc.
A course of probiotics like lactobacillus might be helpful..

Hope this information was helpful to you.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan .
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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