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What Are Some Causes and Treatments for Watery Diarrhea?


Prior to telling you about the causes and treatments of watery diarrhea I would like to share with you some of my wife’s and my experiences with our children. If you have young children or you just have some of these issues, I think you will relate.

I remember how I would get scared to death if one of my young babies, whether they were one or two or three years old got watery diarrhea. Diarrhea and a fever paired up against my kids. Whatever my wife or I gave one of my kids to help them get rid of the diarrhea it didn’t help. They could not keep the food down. They were constantly using up their diapers.

As my children grew older a little watery diarrhea and my kids were still a bad match. My children looked like they lost their best friend if they contacted watery diarrhea. The watery diarrhea seemed to remove their spirit. They were listless from an episode of watery diarrhea. Keeping the food down was not easy when one of my babies had a attack. The only help that we could give them was to hold them in our arms.

What is Acute Watery Diarrhea?

It is a larger number of stools or looser form of the stool that is accepted for and by the patient, lasting less than 2 weeks. It is often shared with abdominal symptoms such as cramping, bloating, and gas. Being tired and run down seems to accompany watery diarrhea as well. Although often mild, acute watery diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration as a result of large fluid and electrolyte losses.

What are some of acute watery diarrhea’s causes?

Acute, watery diarrhea is usually caused by an infection (viral gastroenteritis.) Medications such as antibiotics and drugs that encompass magnesium products can also be a factor in creating watery diarrhea. Changing your eating habits can also bring about acute watery diarrhea. Drinking coffee, colas, and tea can contribute to watery diarrhea. I did not say herb tea.

Acute bloody watery diarrhea implies a bacterial cause like Campylobacter, Salmonella or Shigella. This can occur in a few different ways. By visiting developing areas of the world where hygiene may be a challenging issue. There also might be exposure to bacterial pathogens common in these definite areas. Eating infected foods such as ground beef or fresh fruit can cause diarrhea due to E.coli.

The most dangerous myth is that the intestine should be “put to rest.” Restricting fluids for your body can cause dehydration. There is no effective, safe drug for watery diarrhea. Extra fluids and diet therapy work best. I have used an herbal remedy to control watery diarrhea.


Cleveland Clinic

Family Practices Notebook

American College of Gastroenterology

CS Mott Children’s Hospital

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