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What Are the Most Common Causes of diarrhea with Chills?

A: The symptoms of diarrhea with chills most commonly signal either a viral or bacterial infection. These are often known as "stomach flu" and "food poisoning" respectively. While the term "stomach flu" isn`t medically correct, as viruses other than influenza are the cause, bacterial infections that cause symptoms such as diarrhea, or loose stools, and chills are usually caused by spoiled food or undercooked seafood. Another common cause of diarrhea with chills may involve stones in the gallbladder or bile duct.. Gallbladder stones, which are mainly made of excess cholesterol, are called cholelithiasis, while stones in...


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What Are the Most Common Causes of diarrhea and Fatigue?

A: Many individuals suffer from flu-like symptoms that lead to dehydration, fatigue, and stomach ailments. A person who has symptoms of both diarrhea and fatigue is typically suffering from food poisoning or the stomach flu. Because of the loss of liquid within the system, this will quickly lead to dehydration which causes extreme fatigue.. There are many potential causes of stomach ailments. Most issues pass within a few days but long-term diarrhea and fatigue is a sign of more serious problem. Food poisoning will cause an individual to become violently ill. This typically includes vomiting, cramps, and

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What are the medications for the treatment of encephalopathy?

A: Medications for treatment of encephalopathy include the following: Lactulose Lactulose is a non-absorbable sugar that changes the acidity of the colon and decreases the amount of ammonia and other toxins into the blood. This medication may cause loose bowel movements or diarrhea. Lactulose is most effective if the patient has two to three bowel movements each day. If the patient has more than four bowel movements, he or she can decrease the lactulose dose by one-third. The patient should make dose adjustments at home. If diarrhea continues after lactulose is stopped, a stool evaluation should be performed. Antibiotics Flagyl (Metronidazole)...
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Is omprazole 20mg as effective as omeprazole 40mg in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease

A: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces acid secretion in the stomach. Omeprazole 40mg once a day may be more effective than omeprazole 20mg once a day in treating large stomach ulcers : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8946978 Long use ( and maybe large doses) may put patients at increase risk of developing hip fractures, mineral absoption problems (ostoporosis) or pseudomembranous colitis (clostridium associated diarrhea). This is a good article on the analysis of data on proton pump inhibitors and the risk for hip fractures: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2661308/ So in the elderly, the dosage and length of treatment may have to be...


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Is Rifaximin useful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

A: Your question concerned using Rifaximin in the treatment of IBS. Rifaximin is an antibiotic approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat traveler''s diarrhea caused by E-Coli. Rifaximin is an interesting drug, because it only appears to work in the intestinal tract. Research shows that Rifaximin may be of help in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. One such study I reviewed stated that it may be effective in the short-term management of intestinal gas and related symptoms. Another stated that it may be helpful in relieving chronic functional symptoms of bloating and gas common...


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What dose of metronidazole do you need for the treatment of trichmoniasis?

A:  Metronidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. It can be used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, digestive tract, skin, joints, and respiratory tract. Common side effects include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and an unpleasant metallic taste. This is not a complete list of side effects that can occur with metronidazole. Trichomoniasis is a bacterial sexually transmitted disease that should be properly diagnosed by a doctor. Women should consult their doctors for any vaginal discomfort or abnormal vaginal discharge for proper evaluation, as these symptoms can occur with a variety of vaginal problems. There are a couple

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What is the treatment for diarrhea?

A: treatment for diarrhea is quite simple - you need to rest and to replace the fluids and salts that your body has lost. As long as your condition is not too serious and does not last longer than two days, no other treatment is needed. It is important to avoid taking any anti diarrhea medications unless these have been prescribed by your doctor. The diarrhea is your body''s way of getting rid of something that is harmful to it, and by blocking this reaction, you will only prolong the agony and make things worse. Instead, let your body purge itself of whatever has upset it, and in the meanwhile,...
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How can I ease the side effect of diarrhea when I have cancer treatment?

A: Always speak to your doctor, nurse or specialist if you have diarrhea after receiving cancer treatment, as they may be able to prescribe anti- diarrhea medication. They also will advise you about whether you should make any changes to your diet. Depending upon your individual treatment and the type of cancer, the following tips may be useful: eat less fiber, such as cereals, wholegrain bread and pasta, and raw fruit and vegetables, eat small, frequent meals, avoid spicy or fatty foods, and drink plenty of fluids, ideally water, to prevent dehydration. Further information: ...
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What Is The treatment For diarrhea And Cramps?

A: Drink plenty of fluids, 8-10 glasses. Sports drinks, diluted fruit juice, non-caffeinated sodas. Eat crackers and soup to meet sodium needs. Eat boiled starches/cereals. Return to normal diet w/normal stools. diarrhea should be allowed to run its course if it lasts no longer than a few days because your body is ridding itself of something that shouldn''t be there. Just drink plenty of fluids. There are several anti-diarrhea medications you can get over the counter to relieve your symptoms. After several days see your doctor. Usually, the BRAT diet is prescribed. This limits food intake to clear broth, plain rice, applesauce, and dry toast for the first 24-48 hours....


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What Is The treatment For diarrhea And Cramps?

A: Drink plenty of fluids, 8-10 glasses. Sports drinks, diluted fruit juice, non-caffeinated sodas. Eat crackers and soup to meet sodium needs. Eat boiled starches/cereals. Return to normal diet w/normal stools. diarrhea should be allowed to run its course if it lasts no longer than a few days because your body is ridding itself of something that shouldn''t be there. Just drink plenty of fluids. There are several anti-diarrhea medications you can get over the counter to relieve your symptoms. After several days see your doctor. Usually, the BRAT diet is prescribed. This limits food intake to clear broth, plain rice, applesauce, and dry toast for the first 24-48 hours....


 
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