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Pauline, Doctor (MD)
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gurgleing intestines gas passing watery discharge

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 8 years ago.

If necessary you can take Loperamide 2mg capsules up to 8 in 24hours for diarrhoea

Once the bowel is upset, it then has problems digesting milk.
Avoid milk products for 24-48 hours
Drink plenty of water or rehydration solution
Eat small bland meals
Eat fresh boiled rice as this slows down gastric transit

Cramping can be helped by dimethicone or peppermint oil capsules. Peppermint tea is really good to help settle the digestive tract.

Ensure you keep fluid levels up. If you do all the above, it should settle down in 24 - 48 hours however if you have been abroad recently, or there is blood, mucus or pus in the stool, then see your doctor. Any severe pain or temperature should also be reason to contact the doctor sooner.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is rice milk and yogurt included in avoud item list?
Expert:  Pauline replied 8 years ago.
The product in milk which causes the problem is lactose, because a temporary intolerance develops so as long as the milk states lactose free then you will be fine. Rice milk is usually very good for people with cow's milk allergy.