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Greetings, not quite sure how this works, but I have had

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Greetings, not quite sure how this works, but I have had very loose diarrhea for going on 5 days now. I don't know if it was related, but had a head cold that hit on day 2, seemed to clear up quickly and move to chest with a cough (very typical for me and colds) but the diarrhea is what I am concerned about. No other symptoms other than once during the head cold had a fever at 100, but it subsided the next day. Sometimes slight stomach discomfort but no cramps. But diarrhea 7-8 times/ day and very liquid! Have tried natural remedies like apple cider vinegar and probiotic supplements with no relief.
Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Viral infection can cause watery diarrhea but should have improved by now to some extent.

You can try out over the counter loperamide 2 tablets now and then repeat after 4 hours if needed to see if it works.

If not, then bacterial or parasitic infection is likely.

This can come from contaminated food ( raw or undercooked) or water.

Stool tests and antibiotic course should be considered in that case.

Best wishes,
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