Experiencing diarrhea? DispatchHealth can help
Diarrhea can be a short-term misery, but it can also become serious. If you’ve been experiencing diarrhea that lasts more than two days, it may be time to seek medical help. Unfortunately, in moderate to severe cases of diarrhea, all forms of travel can be difficult. That’s when you can rely on DispatchHealth. We come directly to your house to provide comprehensive and convenient care. We’ll provide a medical assessment, work to figure out why you’re having diarrhea, and develop a treatment plan to help relieve your symptoms. It costs the same as being seen at a brick-and-mortar urgent care facility. Download our app, give us a call, or request care here to let us know that you’re in need of our services for non-life-threatening conditions.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
Diarrhea – symptoms, causes, & treatment
Diarrhea occurs when the digestive system is not functioning properly. Loose, watery stools will create an urgent and uncomfortable need to use the bathroom. The most common causes of diarrhea include:
- Foodborne illnesses
- Food allergies
- Contaminated water
- Viral or bacterial infections
During severe cases of diarrhea, the body loses a significant amount of fluid, which makes dehydration a real concern. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to administer intravenous fluids in order to rehydrate your body. DispatchHealth travels with all the equipment necessary to provide this treatment in the comfort of your own home.
In some cases, diarrhea is treated with prescription medications or a combination of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In most situations, over-the-counter remedies are enough in and of themselves to control symptoms. In rare cases, diarrhea may be caused by autoimmune conditions that require a specialized treatment approach.
If left untreated
If your diarrhea is left untreated, you run the risk of worsening dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities, both of which can lead to cramping and abdominal pain. Avoid that discomfort entirely by requesting in-home treatment for your diarrhea. Call DispatchHealth and let us come to you.