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  • Cholera
    Cholera, an acute illness characterized by diarrhea, is caused by an infection in the intestines. This eMedTV resource provides an overview of the causes, transmission, and prevention of this illness, and also links to other resources on this topic.
  • Diarrhea
    Diarrhea is a symptom in which watery, loose stools occur more than three times a day. This eMedTV article presents an overview of diarrhea, including details about its possible causes, how it may lead to dehydration, and when to see a doctor for it.
  • Rotavirus
    Rotavirus is a virus that may cause severe diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. This portion of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this virus, including how it is treated, transmitted, and prevented.
  • Giardia
    Giardia infections, caused by a one-celled, microscopic parasite, are a common cause of diarrhea in humans. This eMedTV segment discusses this topic in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent an infection.
  • Stomach Flu
    The stomach flu is not really a flu at all (we'll explain). This eMedTV article talks more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this "flu," and also provides information on how long a person stays contagious.
  • Stomach Flu Symptoms
    In cases of stomach flu, symptoms typically include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other signs and symptoms of stomach flu, such as fever, chills, and body aches.
  • Diarrhea Causes
    Viral infections, bacterial infections, and parasites can all cause diarrhea. This eMedTV article discusses these and other causes of the condition, such as Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, and medications such as digoxin.
  • Stop Diarrhea
    Over-the-counter drugs such as Pepto-Bismol may help stop diarrhea in many cases. However, as this eMedTV article explains, such medications will only prolong health problems in people whose diarrhea is caused by a bacterial infection or a parasite.
  • Diarrhea Diet
    For people trying to treat or prevent diarrhea, diet is an important consideration. This eMedTV segment provides dietary tips for people recovering from acute diarrhea and offers suggestions for preventing traveler's diarrhea when traveling abroad.
  • Cholera Symptoms
    Possible symptoms of cholera include watery diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps. This eMedTV segment describes the signs and symptoms of this illness, as well as symptoms that can occur as a result of fluid loss, such as severe dehydration.
  • Giardia Treatment
    This eMedTV article explores common methods of treating Giardia, such as prescription drugs and drinking plenty of fluids. This article also takes a look at what to do if your Giardia infection is not responding to treatment.
  • Stomach Flu Treatment
    For people with stomach flu, treatment consists of such things as keeping the body hydrated. This eMedTV article examines other treatment options that can help manage the symptoms of stomach flu while the body fights the infection.
  • Symptoms of Cholera
    Watery diarrhea, vomiting, and muscle cramps are some of the possible symptoms of cholera. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed list of cholera symptoms. This page also explains the importance of immediate treatment for those who have symptoms.
  • Yersinia Enterocolitica
    Yersinia enterocolitica causes yersiniosis, and is in the same family as the bacteria that cause plague. This eMedTV resource explains this bacterium in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment, incubation period, transmission, and more.
  • Norovirus Gastroenteritis
    Norovirus gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") is a contagious illness that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. This eMedTV article discusses norovirus gastroenteritis in more detail, including information about how it is transmitted, treated, and prevented.
  • Rotavirus Symptoms
    Diarrhea is the most common -- and the most dangerous -- of the rotavirus symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses other common signs and symptoms of rotavirus infections, which may include high fever, vomiting, upset stomach, and loss of appetite.
  • Diarrhea Treatment
    In many cases, treatment for diarrhea may only involve replacing lost fluids to prevent dehydration. This eMedTV resource discusses treating diarrhea caused by bacterial infections, medical conditions (such as celiac disease), and other problems.
Diarrhea Presentations
Presentations are collections of articles about one topic.
More Diarrhea Articles
  • Adult Rotavirus to Cholera Epidemic
  • Cholera Facts to Diagnosing Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea to Giardia Facts
  • Giardia in Drinking Water to Giardia Risk Factors
  • Giardia Symptoms to Norovirus
  • Norovirus and Food Handlers to Pregnancy and Stomach Flu
  • Prevent Giardia to Rotavirus Transmission
  • Rotavirus Treatment to Stomach Flu Prognosis
  • Stomach Flu Symptoms to Vibrio Information
  • Vibrio Parahaemolyticus to Yersiniosis
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