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How can I treat diarrhea from home when unable to drive to a pharmacy and don't have kaopectate or pepto bismol on hand?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am 74 and very healthy! I think the diarrhea is due to something I ate yesterday...

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I am so healthy, he would weep! I had open heart surgery about 15 years ago without any complications. I have the energy of a teenager!

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