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  1. Josiah
    February 14, 2013

    My diarrhea is definitely yellow and I feel like crap right now. This is worse than the worst flu I ever had and damn the cramp is just horrible. Luckily we have apple cider vinegar at home, so hopefully that will give me some quick relief. My anus will not be able to take much more of this explosion…

    • Sammy
      February 15, 2013

      Hi Josiah,
      Sorry to hear that… I urge you to eat plenty of bananas apples, and blueberries and also fiber rich foods… follow the remedies above and you will get better.

  2. Maria
    February 14, 2013

    I’ve been drinking a lot more coffee and coke lately, I wonder if that has been causing me to have diarrhea in recent days. I’m thinking maybe because I’m replacing water with coffee and coke, I’m suffering from even more dehydration or perhaps it’s just making the diarrhea worse. I don’t know, but I’ve never suffered from diarrhea for this long. I’m going to replace what I drink with clean fluids that contain electrolytes and also follow other home remedies to get it to stop.

    • Sammy
      February 15, 2013

      Hi Maria,
      Definitely drink more pure water! Too much coffee and coke is bad for you in more ways than one. You will get good results if you can follow the advice in this post.

  3. Taylor
    April 19, 2013

    This was really helpful. For about 4 weeks I’ve had yellow stool that is very soft/liquid. (I’ve had this before, too). I don’t drink sodas or coffee, just water. I get urinary tract infections very easily. What’s causing this and what should I do?

  4. Dr. Muzammil Irshad
    April 20, 2013

    Appreciable effort!
    Steatorrhea is sometimes called yellow diarrhea. It refers to defective digestion in the digestive tract of our body. In other words, malabsorption of certain foods contents causes the color of the stools to be yellowish. Steatorrhea or yellow diarrhea can be classified as primary or secondary. Topical sprue and celiac diseases leads to primary steatorrhe, while the examples of primary steatorrhea include regional enteritis, Whipple’s disease, lymphomata, entero-enteric fistula, and intestinal strictures. Yellow diarrhea may be caused by many other conditions (e.g. amyloid disease, diffuse systemic sclerosis, and diabetes mellitus.) and certain drugs like neomycin, phenindione, and phenolphthalein. Steatorrhea develops when digestive system does not receive bile acids, pancreatic enzymes or does not have normal lining of mucosal cells. Thus, ingested fats cannot be absorbed and are expelled with feces.
    Diarrhea can cause serious illness if not treated on time. Dehydration is one of the important outcomes of the loose stools. Therefore, rehydration is one the important and first treatments of diarrhea. When we talk about home remedies, there are several ways to manage diarrhea at home. Bismuth subsalicylate, intake of bananas and Loperamide hydrochloride are the recommended treatments for diarrhea. Folic acid helps maintain the gastrointestinal mucosa and thus helps with diarrhea. Fiber-rich foods avoid diarrhea. Studies reveal that lactobacilli-fermented milk is safe and effective to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea [1]. Similarly, acidophilus is effective for traveler’s diarrhea. Hlebowicz et al reported that apple cider vinegar delays gastric emptying in insulin-dependent diabetic patients with diabetic gastroparesis [2], but, there is no study available recommending apple cider for diarrhea. Even studies have reported that unpreserved apple cider can transmit E coli, causing severe infections [3]. Do not forget consulting your health care provider before you start on these home remedies.
    References:
    1. Beausoleil M, Fortier N, Guenette S, Lecuyer A, Savoie M, Franco M, et al. Effect of a fermented milk combining Lactobacillus acidophilus Cl1285 and Lactobacillus casei in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Can J Gastroenterol. 2007; 21(11): 732-6.
    2. Hlebowicz J, Darwiche G, Bjorgell O, Almer LO. Effect of apple cider vinegar on delayed gastric emptying in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2007; 7: 46.
    3. Besser RE, Lett SM, Weber JT, Doyle MP, Barrett TJ, Wells JG. An outbreak of diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome from Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh-pressed apple cider. JAMA. 1993; 269(17): 2217-20.

  5. martin
    May 22, 2013

    I started experincing yellow diarrhoea today,yesterday I took lime juice and about an hour after fried chicken Ithink that might have been the cause and i also have stomach pains. please help.

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