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Ive had very bad dirrohea now and cannot go to toilet

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Ive had very bad dirrohea for 8days now and cannot go to toilet without it being dirrohea
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.

Hi--any abdominal pain or fever?

How many times a day do you have to go to the toilet?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Just use reply to expert to respond Linda
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.

Linda--let me go ahead and answer this and then we can continue if you'd like.

Most times diarrhea is a viral enteritis that resolves in a few days, but if it goes on as long as yours has it could be bacterial like E coli, salmonella, or C diff. At this point you need to see your doctor for this and get a stool culture and you'll probably need antibiotics. For now, plenty of fluids like juices and GatorAde and you can try the BRAT diet--bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. I'd suggest no more diarrhea pills for now