The Cause Of Diarrhea That Does Not Go Away For 4 Days?
Hello, I am 23Thn. I want to ask. I have had diarrhea for 4 days but it has not healed. My stools are runny. I have taken entrostop and imodium. And I also drank coconut water, yogurt, and ORS. But there is no change. May I have a solution for my diarrhea. My body is also not weak and has a fever. I can still move
Hello Fauzun, Thank you for the question.
Diarrhea is a condition of increasing frequency of bowel movements becoming more frequent, which is more than 3 times a day, and is accompanied by changes in the consistency of stool that becomes more fluid. Symptoms that accompany diarrhea also vary, for example, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, fever, bowel movements with mucus or blood, headaches, decreased appetite, weakness. In general, diarrhea is caused by intestinal infections such as viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Apart from intestinal infections, diarrhea can also occur due to side effects of consuming foods or drinks that contain artificial sweeteners or side effects of consuming certain drugs.
Diarrhea that occurs continuously can cause sufferers to experience a lack of body fluids so that dehydration occurs so that the main treatment when experiencing diarrhea is to increase the intake of drinks. What you have done is quite appropriate. However, if you have been suffering from diarrhea for 4 days and nothing has changed, the best step now is to consult with your doctor further to find out the cause. Your doctor will conduct an interview to find out more about your symptoms, examine you, and perform other examinations such as blood tests or stool examinations. From this examination, the new doctor can provide appropriate treatment for you. If you do not get checked, the cause cannot be ascertained and the right treatment is also difficult to determine. Therefore, you should check directly to the doctor, yes.
Please keep your food and drink intake (water, coconut water, ORS) so that your nutritional needs are maintained and protected from dehydration. Avoid consuming food and drinks that are not kept clean and make it a habit to always keep your hands clean after going to the toilet and before eating.
I hope this helps.