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Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications are used to treat diarrhea, according to WebMD. However, do not use over-the-counter remedies for diarrhea if experiencing bloody diarrhea or a high fever. More »

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Some examples of highly rated over-the-counter medications for treating diarrhea include Imodium and Pepto-Bismol, according to user reviews on Amazon.com. Diarrhea is loose, watery stool usually caused by bacterial or v... More »

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The symptoms of diarrhea include bloating, abdominal cramps, abdominal pains, blood in the stool, loose and watery stool, and fever, states Mayo Clinic. In young children, diarrhea can swiftly cause dehydration. Therefor... More »

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Drinking small sips of fluid in order to prevent dehydration, eating a bland diet to give the intestines a chance to rest, and utilizing nonprescription medications are self-care measures that can treat diarrhea at home,... More »

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Absorbents, anti-motility medications, and bismuth compounds are used as diarrhea treatments. Additionally, antibiotics may be prescribed for treating diarrhea that is persistent or severe, caused by parasites or serious... More »

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Effective home remedies for diarrhea include drinking plenty of clear liquids to avoid dehydration, taking over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medications and using probiotics, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients also should ... More »

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Bacterial infections, food intolerance, medications, intestinal disease and bowel disorders are the five most common causes of diarrhea in the elderly, according to HealthinAging.org. A person has diarrhea when she passe... More »

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