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My Mom is a stroke paient. Every time she is given an

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my Mom is a stroke paient. Every time she is given an antibiotic her bowels don't move. She was hosipitalized 2 months ago for impaction, solved with an enema. what can I do to alter this symptom.
Today she has diarrea, swollen belly and throw up. Help please!
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.

Antibiotic change the intestinal flora and hence the change in bowel movement.

Probiotics should be considered daily.

Culturelle 30 CT 2caps daily should be helpful.

She should also follow a healthy diet.

Low residue diet in times of diarrhea, and increase fiber intake in times of constipation.

Diarrhea can be stopped by peptobismol.

Bloating can be addressed by simethicone (GasX) strips.
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