Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareOther - General Health Care · 1 decade ago

Have you ever known of a cold to cause the runs?

My buddy is about a week into her cold, and has had diarrhea for the past couple days. Could it be from her cold?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Yeah, but she might want to go to the doc with it if she continues with the diarrhea. She might get dehydrated.

    infection causes diarrhea. So she must have a infection. That is the only the body can flush it out, that and blowing it out of your nose.

  • Generally, no.

    Sounds like your friend may have the flu.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, "symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. . .can occur [with the flu] but are more common in children than adults". However, such symptoms are not listed under the description of a common cold.

  • 1 decade ago

    Probably not. She may also have a virus. Only a doctor can tell for sure: does she have a temperture, what does her tongue and throat look like, how does the abdomen feel? If she has had diarrhea for 3 days or more she should call the doctor promptly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Or it could be from whatever she's taking to alleviate the cold's symptoms. Even too much orange juice can irritate a stomach (it's the acidity).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it can. If she is on any medications, especially antibiotics, that causes diarrhea. Also strep can show up this way as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    unfortunately yes

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    1 decade ago

    yes and also if she is on any medications this will do this also

  • 1 decade ago

    she probably has a fever

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