I have e-coli now and started having diarrhea all the time what do I do

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Since it's an infection, get antibiotics and you'll be fine.
See a doctor and get med.

Last year, my friend said cranberry juice works for E.coli, I thought it's a natural harmless remedy so I took three huge glasses of cranberry juice every day for four days, didn't get any improvement in diarrhea, but my stomach got so uncomfortable I got acid reflux.

Never expect much from cranberry. At least no good on me.
Do you think probiotics can help?
Hello, acute infectious diarrhea generally does not need to fast (except severe vomiting), oral rehydration therapy or intravenous rehydration, in a few hours you should be able to resume eating. It is recommended that you eat less each time but more times a day.

Patients with acute infectious diarrhea should be treated with oral rehydration salts as much as possible. Intestinal mucosal protective agent and adsorbent montmorillonite, pectin and activated carbon, etc., have the function of adsorbing intestinal toxins and protecting intestinal mucosa. Sodium salicylate inhibits intestinal secretion and relieves diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain and other symptoms in patients with diarrhea. An enkephalinase inhibitor that reduces excessive secretion of intestinal water and electrolytes. If necessary, antibacterial agents can be selected based on fecal bacterial culture and drug susceptibility results.

Most cases of diarrhea clear on their own within a couple of days without treatment. Drinking water, juice or broth, you can't drink only water, since your body needs the salts and electrolytes — minerals such as sodium and potassium to keep your heart beating. Drinking fruit juices for potassium or eating soups for sodium. 

Certain fruit juices, such as apple juice, might make diarrhea worse.

Probiotics are good to take.

Avoid certain foods such as dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods for a few days.

See your doctor if:

  • Your diarrhea persists beyond two days
  • You become dehydrated
  • You have severe abdominal or rectal pain
  • You have bloody or black stools
  • You have a fever above 102 F (39 C)
This means adults, not children.

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