Diarrhea: When to Head to an Urgent Care

Diarrhea: When to Head to an Urgent Care

by Natalie (SU)
You had lunch with your friends at your usual place today, and had been feeling wonderful until about 4 hours ago when you started experiencing a stomachache and diarrhea. Now you’re beginning to wonder what exactly you ate that is making you feel so ill. Your story is not unique. The average adult experiences diarrhea approximately 4 times per year. And while most cases are infectious and run their course in 3 to 7 days, diarrheal diseases are among the five leading causes of death in the world annually. With this in mind, you can be cautiously optimistic that you will be feeling better in a few days, but you should be aware of the when you should head to the urgent care to get treatment for diarrhea.