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Dealing with diarrhoea, especially when starting a new treatment or adjusting dosage, is a common occurrence. While it can be uncomfortable, there are steps you can take to alleviate symptoms and ensure your well-being. 

In the meantime, here are some strategies you can focus on to help ease diarrhoea symptoms:

Stay hydrated: Drink small amounts of fluids frequently to prevent dehydration. Consider trying ginger ale, clear juice, soda water, or oral rehydration solutions available at your local pharmacy. Sucking on ice blocks can also help keep you hydrated.

Adjust your diet: Temporarily avoid certain foods like fruits, lactose, vegetables, and natural juices that may exacerbate diarrhoea. However, remember to reintroduce them gradually once your symptoms improve. In the meantime, opt for easily digestible foods such as dry toast, crackers, white rice, bananas, and potatoes. Slowly reintroduce these foods into your diet as you feel ready.

It's important to communicate any concerns or symptoms with our dedicated medical support team of nurses and pharmacists, who can offer personalised advice and support tailored to your needs. To reach out to our Medical Support team, simply message them here for assistance.

It's important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience certain symptoms alongside diarrhoea. If you notice blood or pus in your stool, have a fever higher than 38.5°C, or exhibit signs of dehydration such as decreased urination, lethargy, extreme thirst, or a dry mouth, it's advisable to visit the emergency department or call emergency services at triple zero (000) for prompt evaluation and treatment.

Additionally, if you have diarrhoea accompanied by a high fever, signs of dehydration, difficulty consuming liquids, or if it persists for more than 72 hours, it's crucial to seek immediate medical attention from your practitioner or the emergency department.