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What causes constant diarrhea?

I have been experiencing diarrhea very consistently. I can not isolate it to any particular food or beverage. Very often within the hour I am running to bathroom with a completely liquid bowel movement. Any recommendations my email is YYYY@YYYY thankyou
Thu, 6 Jul 2017
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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.

This is pretty unusual for stool to have such sell but it may be possible in some infectious diarrheas.
Diarrhea is in most cases caused by dietary 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.
You should also 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 additionally.

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