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How can chronic diarrhea be treated?

I took cleocin for about a week and developed loose, reddish, brown diarrhea. I have not taken it for 10-11 days and still am having this; although mostly it has not been more than 1-2 times daily, is usually not runny, and has not been but a few times a need to get to the bathroom. I haven t taken anti-diarrhea meds because I read that it could make it worse.
Tue, 2 Jan 2018
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
Watery loose stools are in most cases caused by dietary causes or infectious ones. If this is caused by diet then he should try to rest more and switch to a diet of clear liquids. Drink water, juice, bouillon and weak tea to avoid becoming dehydrated. Replace lost fluids and electrolytes with sports drinks. Avoid coffee or soft drinks that contain caffeine, since caffeine increases the loss of water and salt. If you have nausea in addition to diarrhea, take very small sips of fluid frequently and suck on ice chips. He also may consider over-the-counter medications such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) or loperamide (Imodium).In cases of infectious diarrheas, you should do microbiologist testing of stool and see the exact microbe and then antibiotics can be used additionaly.
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