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Husband has had diarrhea for the past 2 days. What should I…

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Husband has had diarrhea...

Husband has had diarrhea for the past 2 days. What should I get from the pharmacy?

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

No, since it's a long weekend, NO doctor! He isn't taking any medications.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

No medications & don't think he's allergic to anything.

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

Nope, he's healthy. Check up at the VA recently & all's well.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

How old is your husband?

has your husband had a fever? Is diarrhea fetid?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He's 74, no fever & not sure what fetid means.
Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Dear friend, in this case, I suggest to start with Pedialyte (oral serum) to take with tolerance associated to water, I suggest to ask for oral hydration envelope, which can be diluted in 1 liter of water and take with tolerance.
When diarrhea occurs, the intestinal flora is altered, so it is necessary to start with Probiotics (which are a component of the bacterial flora) such as Florastor 1 capsule every 12 hours for 5 days.
You should eat a homemade, low-fat food of preference. avoid citrus fruits and fats

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

DO you have any question?

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

If you have any query, please feel free to ask. I hope this information will be helpful.

Your satisfaction is my goal. Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen so that I can get the credit for helping you.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Regards.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No, thank you. Going to pick up pepto bismal
Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

I can use it in combination with what I have indicated, the pepto bismol is 5 cc or one tablespoon every 8 hours for 3 days.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

You're welcome.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

I hope this information will be helpful.

Your satisfaction is my goal. Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen so that I can get the credit for helping you.

I wish you husband a speedy recovery.

Regards.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No, thank you.
Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 2 months ago

you're welcome

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