A man holding his stomach, probably suffering from traveler's diarrhea

The most common cause of people getting traveler’s diarrhea is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) bacteria from food and water supplies of a foreign country. This problem is most common in developing countries. People in these countries drink their tap water without consequences, but someone who’s not used to it may get sick. The bacteria that…

A hand reaching for toilet paper due to diarrhea

Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools that occur three or more times per day. Most cases of this potentially dangerous condition are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. It can also be caused by Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and some food intolerances, among other reasons. Taking certain medications such as antibiotics can make…

types of diarrhea

Diarrhea is the condition when a person is having at least three liquid bowel movements per day. It usually lasts for a few days. The most dangerous thing about the condition is that it can result in dehydration due to fluid loss, and this is especially dangerous for children. The first signs of dehydration usually…

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