Diarrhea Topic Guide
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance. Symptoms of diarrhea include watery stools, abdominal cramping, fever, and dehydration. Most cases of diarrhea can be treated at home. In some cases (in the elderly, small children, or those with severe or chronic medical conditions) may need to be hospitalized due to dehydration.
Traveler's Diarrhea Causes of traveler's diarrhea include bacteria, viruses, and protazoa. Traveler's diarrhea is contagious with symptoms of loose or watery stools, abdominal cramping, bloating, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, and blood stools. Treatment for traveler's diarrhea is generally with OTC medication.
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