Explosive diarrhea symptoms
This type of diarrhea is usually more critical than other diarrhea types since in this case, the body gets rid of fluids at a faster rate, therefore bringing about the possibility of losing more fluids than is required for normal body functioning.
Explosive diarrhea is characterized by frequent, runny bowel movements, loss of appetite, abdominal pains and throwing up.
Explosive diarrhea causes
This category of diarrhea is normally linked to a brief, possibly severe ailment and lasts for a couple of days most of the time. It could be brought about impaired assimilation of broken down food substances, an infection, reaction to drugs, or by bowel disease.
Impaired food assimilation could be brought about by an illness or by drugs and it necessitates medical attention since it could result in severe lack of essential nutrients and decreased body mass.
Infection leading to this form of diarrhea may be initiated by parasites, mainly Giardia lamblia, viruses, usually rotavirus, or by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostriduim difficile and Shigella.
Drugs,that usually bring about this diarrhea include antacids, those used to treat cancer, blood pressure drugs and antibiotics. Diarrhea brought about by drugs may occur immediately following the administration of the drug, or may well occur weeks following the medication.
Explosive diarrhea treatment
Treatment and Prevention measures include drugs and withholding the consumption of certain foods including fiber, caffeine, dairy products, spicy and fatty foods.
Additional measures include consuming large amounts of liquids especially those containing essential electrolytes and using over the counter drugs which could shorten the diarrhea.
Nevertheless, a physician should be consulted if the diarrhea persists over three days or if accompanied by fever which could be an indicator of an infection by bacteria, in which case anti-parasitic drugs or antibiotics may be administered.