How Does Diarrhea Affect The Body?

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If you are caring for someone who has diarrhea, you may be able to avoid spreading potentially harmful bacteria by taking these steps:

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the toilet, changing diapers or cleaning bedpans.

  • Use detergent and chlorine bleach to wash clothing that has been soiled with stool.

  • Wipe contaminated bathroom surfaces with a chlorine-based household cleaner.

If you are taking an antibiotic yourself, you might...

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