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I have been on Efudix cream for 5 days and an experiencing acute almost i controllable diarrhea with mucus abd some nausea but littke cramping. Can this be a side efdect to the cream?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Loss of appetite diarrhea and a little nausea

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Loss of appetite diarrhea and a little nausea

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

This can be side effect of Efudix cream. This is a known adverse effect of it.

So that should be reported to your doctor and will need stopping of it.

The other possibility is a stomach bug (viral gastroenteritis).

This is usually self limiting and would need following;

1) PeptoBismol

2) Lomotil; may only be given if the diarrhea is vigorous.

3) Gatorade / Pedialyte

4) Plenty of fluids

5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.

6) Probiotics

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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