Diarrhoea that lasts less than two weeks is termed as acute diarrhoea. Consistency of the stools is the benchmark for classifying the condition as diarrhoea; diarrhoeal stools are often watery and loose. Other symptoms associated with acute diarrhoea are fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, urgency and fatigue. The most prominent cause of acute, watery diarrhoea is viral gastroenteritis. In children, rotavirus, and norovirus in adults are the main causes of acute diarrhoea.
HOW IS ACUTE DIARRHEA DIAGNOSED?
People usually do not need to check acute diarrhea through medical tests unless severe. However one might consult General Physician for basic medicines under emergency.
HOW IS ACUTE DIARRHEA TREATED?
Acute diarrhea gets cured automatically with time. Treatments can be done with medicines like antacids with magnesium, laxatives, few antibiotics, or even chemotherapy drugs. Sometimes surgeries are required to remove small parts of the intestine.