Diarrhea

Instructed patient about dehydration. Common symptoms are: dry mouth, poor skin tugor, dry, flushed skin, decreased urine output, sunken eyes and weak, rapid pulse.
Instructed patient about factors that increase the risk of diarrhea, such as, medication side effects, food allergies, infections, ingestion of toxins, fecal contact, radiation, laxative abuse, stress, lactose intolerance, or diseases like cancer, diverticulosis, and others.
Instructed patient about complications of diarrhea, such as, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or anal excoriation.
Instructed patient to call MD if vomits or diarrhea persist for more than 6 hours.
Instructed in complication of diarrhea such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance or anal excoriation. Dehydration is indicated by dry mouth, poor skin tugor, dry, flushed skin, decreased urine output, sunken eyes and weak, rapid pulse.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of diarrhea such as drug side effects, food allergies, infections, ingestion of toxins, fecal impactions, radiation, laxative abuse, stress, lactose intolerance, or diseases like cancer, diverticulosis and others.