Traveler's Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea is an intestinal disorder that causes abdominal cramps and loose stools. It may be due to drinking or eating contaminated food and water. Fortunately, traveler's diarrhea is not a serious condition, and in most people, it is just unpleasant. It occurs commonly due to bacteria such as enteroaggregative E. coli, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shigella.

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Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my stomach with a doorknob pretty bad, and it hurts. I now have diarrhea too. I have to fly now for 15 hours in some time. Should I be worried?    Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think being hit by a doorknob has anything to do with diarrhea. Do you have any associated pain or bruising in the affected area? If you do not have recurrent loose stools, then nothing has to be done. But if it recurs, you may have to take Lomotil&nb...  Read Full »

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