Treatment of Diarrhea
There are many causes of diarrhea. The most common cause is due to a viral illness, however, other causes include bacteria and parasitic infections, antibiotics, irritable bowel syndrome, and irritable bowel disease. Most cases of diarrhea resolve on their own, however, in some instances, treatment may be necessary. During our assessment, we will help determine if your symptoms are representative of a more serious condition. If there are concerning factors, you may need a more comprehensive evaluation. In some instances, this can be performed by us through a video telemedicine visit, and in some cases, you will need an in-person evaluation by a healthcare provider. Treatment options include supportive care, such as increasing fluid intake to make sure you don’t become dehydrated, anti-motility medications to decrease the frequency of bowel movements, and antibiotics. Other treatment options may be more comprehensive and require consultation with a Gastrointestinal Doctor or your Primary Care Physician.