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Diarrhea is the common term for loose stools that occur more frequently than normal and is often associated with stomach discomfort and cramps. Almost everybody will have the occasional bout of diarrhea and it’s a very common reason for people to see their doctor. There are several different causes of diarrhea including: bacterial infections, viral infections, parasitic infections, dietary intolerance (such as lactose intolerance), medication side-effects and other gastrointestinal disorders.
With PlushCare’s same day diarrhea treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed and receive the treatment you need. Our doctors can determine what’s causing your diarrhea and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan, including prescription medications when necessary.See our FAQs
Check Your Symptoms
The symptoms of diarrhea include: frequent loose stools, watery stools, abdominal cramping and bloating, abdominal discomfort and blood or mucus in the stool.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have: severe pain, black or tarry stools, bloody stool, signs of dehydration (dizziness, dark urine, no urine, weakness, excessive thirst) or a fever greater than 102F.
Get a Prescription Online
Assuming our doctors deem it necessary to prescribe you medication for treatment, they will send your prescription to your local pharmacy electronically as soon as your appointment is over, ensuring that you get prompt and efficient treatment. You can choose any pharmacy in your state, or a mail order pharmacy if that is your preference. As soon as the prescription is sent, you are all set to go pick it up!
While diarrhea will typically subside on it’s own after 48 hours, occasionally antibiotics or anti-parasitic medications may be required for infectious causes of diarrhea. A PlushCare doctor can provide you with these prescriptions when necessary.
Pick up at these and thousands of other pharmacies nationwide
As mentioned above, diarrhea will typically go away on it’s own over a 48 hour period. If you continue to have diarrhea you should contact a doctor for further treatment. It is very important to stay hydrated as diarrhea causes a major fluid loss. Your doctor may recommend a particular type of fluid containing electrolytes for rehydration. Book an appointment to go over your diarrhea treatment options with a doctor, here.
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
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Jul 8th, 2019
"I'm a busy guy with work often finding myself out of area. I've used PlushCare a couple of times and couldn't be happier. Doctors are always nice and professional and appointments are easy to get." -John D.
Jun 13, 2019
"After my appointment was completed my prescription was available immediately…. My doctor wants to help me with both my ongoing condition maintenance as well as other health concerns I have." -Eric E.
Mar 11th, 2019