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Diarrhea Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Mild, occasional bouts of diarrhea can often be treated at home.
  • OTC treatments like anti-diarrhea medications and fiber supplements can help relieve symptoms.
  • Drink fluids to stay hydrated.

When you may need a provider

  • You’ve had diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
  • You have other symptoms like severe abdominal pain or blood or mucus in the diarrhea.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have signs of severe dehydration. These include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Urinating less frequently or not urinating at all
  • Not sweating
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

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