Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Attapulgite (Kaopectate, Donnagel, Diatrol, and others) is an OTC
medication that helps control
diarrhea. Attapulgite should not
be used for more than 2 days unless directed by your health care practitioner.
Loperamide (Imodium A-D) is often recommended as an
medication for the treatment of diarrhea. However, if constipation, ileus
(constipation, abdominal distension, nausea, and vomiting), fever, or bloating
occur, the medication should be stopped.
Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) is a good first-line treatment for
intestinal problems and is effective for mild diarrhea. It also helps relieve nausea
and indigestion. Remember that the bismuth will turn the stool a black color,
and should not be used in infants or children because of the possible
development of Reye syndrome.
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