Diarrhea

Diarrhea Treatment

Diarrhea can be accompanied by vomiting, stomach ache, abdominal pain, and other very unpleasant symptoms. To deliver the most effective treatment possible, ER QuickCare in Naples, Florida performs electrolyte testing and offers solutions including IV fluids and IV medication. The ER QuickCare team is ready to help people efficiently and quickly, seven days a week. People who are uncomfortable or even miserable because of diarrhea can feel better fast with the help of ER QuickCare.

Diarrhea

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What are the symptoms of diarrhea?

Diarrhea causes bowel movements of liquid or near liquid consistency. In addition to the liquid stools, diarrhea can also cause

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Traces of blood in the stool

What are the causes of diarrhea?

In most cases, diarrhea is the result of a virus. Other potential causes of diarrhea include:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial infections
  • Diabetes
  • Use of certain medications

When should patients get medical help for diarrhea?

Diarrhea isn’t an unusual condition — many people experience it every so often. People who suffer from conditions like irritable bowel syndrome may be more likely to experience diarrhea. When diarrhea is mild and lasts for just a few days, it’s often treatable with over the counter anti-diarrheal medicines.

However, all of the following symptoms are serious and are indicators that you should get medical help quickly.

  • Diarrhea more than a couple of times each day: this may turn into a serious issue due to dehydration.
  • Bloody or tar- like stools
  • Fever of 101F for a full day
  • Inability to keep liquids down: this can lead to dehydration
  • Diarrhea after returning from foreign travels

The team at ER QuickCare is prepared to treat even severe cases of diarrhea right at the facility. If severe diarrhea isn’t treated, it can turn into a major medical problem that might require a hospital stay. The sooner that you seek help for severe diarrhea, the more likely you’ll feel well again within just a few days.

What is the treatment for diarrhea?

Diarrhea treatment depends on the severity of the diarrhea and on the individual patient. The ER QuickCare can perform electrolyte testing on-site to find out whether you are suffering from dehydration. If you are dehydrated, you can receive IV fluids on-site at the ER QuickCare facility. IV medications also can be administered to help you manage other symptoms associated with severe diarrhea, such as abdominal cramping. After treatment, it’s important for you to continue staying well hydrated at home. Symptoms should improve dramatically after treatment.

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