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I have severe diarrhea. Should I go to work? Pepto Bismol…

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I have severe diarrhea...

I have severe diarrhea. Should I go to work?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Pepto Bismol and yes I went to Emergi Care.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

This has never happened before... it's been 3 days. Friday, Saturday, today

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Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 3 months ago
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Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and I am happy to help you. As long as you are not throwing up and able to function relatively normally, you can go to work. Practically speaking you’ll need easy quick access to a restroom and need to wash your hands a lot. You can take some Imodium to lessen the diarrhea frequency. That being said, profuse frequent diarrhea can be very exhausting as you are losing much in the way of water and electrolytes. If you aren’t functioning too well because of that, better to take an extra day, hydrate well, take some over the counter probiotics which can help resolve diarrhea a little sooner and sleep a lot. Any other questions?
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