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Why does diarrhea cause chapped lips? [on hold]

In winter, I always have chapped, brittle lips. The skin on my lips seems to renew faster than usual, and therefore it is peeling off, and there are often little injuries in the skin. Sometimes the ...
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What if I drank the stools produced from diarrhea? [closed]

If I drank diarrhea, what would happen? Would it mean istant death, or would I get sick? Just simple question: Suppose I drink diarrhea. What would happen? I did google many keywords related to this ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

If you look at the following image from Pharmacy2u, this box of Loperamide Tablets is POM (See the POM in a rectangle on the left). Image from Pharmacy2u When you consider that this box of 2mg ...
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Diarrhea induced by Iron

Active 70 Year old female asian experienced chronic diarrhea, which subsided when the iron supplements were removed. Hemoglobin is normal. Is it possible for the iron in 2 beef meals in one day to ...
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Can I gain immunity against traveler's disease?

I need to visit Nepal every 2 years (at least). I was there 2 years ago and got very sick in the second week, basically stomach flu, probably salmonella or e.coli or both. I was there about a month ...
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How long does it take for diarrhea to pass through the bowels?

I would be interested to know how much time does it take for diarrhea to pass through the human bowels? I am looking for a timeline, eg 2-3 hours vs the regular 6-8.
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Should I continue fasting if I have diarrhea?

Wikipedia says that Diarrhea can result in dehydration. Some religions demand that one fast on a regular basis. What are the possible consequences of fasting for most of the day if one has diarrhoea?...
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Dietary management for diarrhea

I have seen general practitioners / physicians recommending to diarrhea patients: no dietary restriction at all avoid "irritating food" such as spicy stuff avoid diary products Why the different ...
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Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? What is the function of the sweat in this process?

Why is diarrhea often accompanied by sweat? I have noticed that when I or my significant other gets a bout of diarrhea -- that sweating often manifests itself too (moments before and during the ...
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Metalic Taste and Excessive Salivation before vomiting

Is it normal to salivate profusely and have a strong bloody metalic taste before vomiting? This is coupled with orange yellow liquid vomit that also seems to have clear mucus mixed in. This is after ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

According to the Chicago Tribune, a study was published in the journal Genome Medicine that indicated that some probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): In a study published in May in ...
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Is diarrhea acidic? [closed]

What causes the burning sensation when you have diarrhea? Can farts be acidic too? Both seem diarrhea and flatulence cause a burning sensation on my bottom if I have either for too long.
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What is the mechanism by which diarrhea is triggered?

I know that many things, from stress to pathogens, can cause diarrhea. But I was curious what in the digestive tract detects that something is wrong (eg are there chemoreceptors which find problems, ...
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What factors control how much water the bowel absorbs?

The lower intestine absorbs water from faecal matter, and uses that as one source of hydration for your body. I assume the bowel has various reasons for deciding when not to do this...and diarrhoea is ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

Is loperamide safe to use long term for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in IBS patients?