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I came down with stomach virus of diaherra and stomach cramps

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I came down with stomach virus of diaherra and stomach cramps and I'm on aciphex does that make it harder to get over? I've had it for 8 days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
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This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Aciphex suppresses the stomach acid.
Stomach acid provides natural protection against the infection.
Hence, yes, this can delay the recovery from the infection.
Being said that, any diarrhea lasting more than a week, should be checked with a stool test, blood count, to rule out any bacterial infection.
Bacterial infection will require antibiotics.
You can try a probiotic containing S boulardii.
Florastor is one such brand you can find in stores.
That helps to recover from diarrhea faster.
Also, over the counter imodium tablet can be used.
But do see your doctor first for further evaluation.
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