Yuk, we have had a bout of gastro in our house, and I have had the runs for almost 3 days straight, at times it clears up for a while, then other times I feel like Ive been on the loo constantly for hours! And the worst part is it has made my hemmeroids very very inflamed and painful, I can hardly walk
How long does a normal bout of diarrhea usually last? Not sure if I should bother going to the doc or just let things run their course. Ive taken Imodium too but doesnt seem to be helping much
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22-07-2012 06:25 #1
Diarrhea, a bit gross sorry!!
22-07-2012 06:35 #2
When my daughter was in hospital with a gastro vomiting bug the dr said the diarrhea can hang around up to a week.
Fingers crossed it goes soon you poor thing!
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22-07-2012 06:43 #3
I hope its not a week! I am worried about fundamentals like dropping my son off at school
On the plus side, I seem to b losing a bit of weight :/
22-07-2012 08:30 #4
Not sure about how to stop the runs, but when I had bad grazing after birth and couldn't wee for the pain, I uses a gel called Xylocain. Pop some on the sore area and let it sink in for a minute - that might help numb the sore bits. Or, last time I got sore from the runs, I used Bepabthen and it helped
22-07-2012 08:34 #5
I get it about once a month and I take a dose (2 tabs) of panadine. It is the codine, It works every time for me
22-07-2012 08:45 #6
If we get gastro I take Imodium
I also get very sore hemeroids when I get it.
23-07-2012 05:52 #7Senior Member
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If it's sticking around more than 24 hours you need antibiotics (most are bacterial not viral) otherwise it can cause damage to the lining of your colon = issues down the track as you get older.
If you need assistance with managing the regularity, codeine can help solidify things as well as helping with your pain..but again won't cure the infection.
You can request some colon cleanse sachets used prior to colonoscopies from the chemist to flush things out..follow the diet for 24 hours and the bug won't have anything to eat or colonize. But that's a bit drastic!
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