Diarrhea Treatment in Laredo, TX

Diarrhea Treatment Laredo TX

Diarrhea occurs when you pass loose, watery stools three or more times in one day. Other symptoms include cramps, bloating, and frequent bowel movements. While unpleasant, diarrhea is usually not serious and typically resolves without treatment in 24-48 hours. The most common cause is a viral bowel infection (viral gastroenteritis). Other possible causes include a bacterial infection, a food allergy or intolerance, stress, and certain medications.

How to Cope With Diarrhea

If you need help coping with a bout of diarrhea, the experienced team of medical providers at VitalMed Urgent Care in Laredo, Texas, can suggest an effective treatment strategy. For instance, some common home remedies include:

  • Drinking plenty of water and other clear fluids, such as chicken broth and fruit juice without pulp (it is important to stay well-hydrated to prevent dehydration, which is a potentially serious side effect of diarrhea)
  • Eating bland, low-fiber foods, such as bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (the “BRAT” diet)
  • Avoiding common food-based triggers, such as caffeine, dairy products, beans, broccoli, cabbage, spices, fats, sugar, and sugar substitutes
  • Washing your hands thoroughly and often
  • Taking an over-the-counter antidiarrheal medication, such as bismuth subsalicylate or loperamide, according to the instructions on the label

When Is Diarrhea Serious?

If you have diarrhea for more than 48 hours, come to VitalMed right away. A prolonged episode of diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration as your body loses more fluid than it takes in. As a result, your body may not have sufficient fluid to function properly. Additionally, your diarrhea may be related to a bacterial infection that requires antibiotic treatment or a more serious underlying condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease.

At VitalMed Urgent Care in Laredo, TX, we can evaluate your health condition and recommend appropriate diarrhea treatment. Our walk-in clinic is open every day with extended hours, including weekends and most holidays, and we pride ourselves on our prompt service and short wait times. You can use our online registration system to check in ahead of time or simply stop by whenever it’s most convenient for you.


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North Clinic 5711 McPherson Rd. Ste 103
Laredo, TX, 78041

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Tel: 956-602-8595   Fax: 956-602-8685

South Clinic 3120 La Pita Mangana Rd. No. 100
Laredo, TX, 78046

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Tel: 956-568-1350   Fax: 956-568-1588

Ana Hernandez

Always outstanding service from VitalMed! FNP Neira has always treated my family and myself with 100% loving care. Their new online booking Solv cuts down on wait time and lets you register from the comfort of your home. 10/10 recommend!! Go to Urgent care!!

Leticia Zamora

Great service and personal attention... Clinic is very nice and clean. Personnel from office to the medical professionals were very attentive and addressed all my concerns. Thank you!

Gladys Thomas

Excellent staff and great care, couldn't ask for better care.. I was in the nursing field for 18 years and I would recommend this clinic to everyone I know.

Illeana Lopez

Very friendly staff and very efficient! I went in and got seen within 10 minutes. Dr listened to my needs and attended. Very satisfied

Wendy Nunez

Wonderful service! Everything was clean. The staff was courteous and professional. The wait time was short. Love the App that’s available so that patients can “check-in” and get in line at home. Highly recommend.

Why VitalMed?

Since our founding in 2015, VitalMed has set the gold standard for non-emergency urgent care in the Laredo, TX, community. Our medical providers take great pride in making the lives of local individuals, families, employers and employees a bit easier. In non-life-threatening situations, we are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to an ER.

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