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Yellow watery diarrhea than four days. What could it be and

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Yellow watery diarrhea for more than four days. What could it be and what to take for over the counter
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is likely a viral infection.

May take about a week to subside.

You can use over the counter Imodium tablets 2 tabs every 6 hours to stop diarrhea.

Please drink plenty of Gatorade to prevent dehydration.

Follow a BRAT diet for now --toast, rice, bananas, soup etc.

Fever, blood in stool should suggest bacterial infection and will warrant further evaluation.
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