Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the condition which is characterized by loose stools and frequent bowel movement. It is brought upon by consuming contaminated food or water. Diarrhea is caused as a result of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections.

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Kindly suggest a solution for stomach upset and diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having stomach upset. In the morning, I had two sodas with onion curry, but it was made of coconut oil. I never had food made of coconut oil before. And, I had basmati rice and dal makan with channa and bit homemade puliyogare, it had become dry as it was kept in a tightly closed...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) You have mentioned the symptoms of stomach upset. Do you have abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? This is important because, based on them, only it is possible to guess which part of the alimentary tract was affected by food. 2) Based on your details, y...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to control loose motions in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 1 month old boy baby, his mother died during the delivery. We feed him cow's milk, but he is having loose motions. How to control the loose motions?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is so sad to hear about his mom. First, we need to clarify whether he has diarrhea, because sometimes, increased frequency of stools due to gastrocolic reflex may be considered as diarrhea. If he has diarrhea, then we need to look at the causes, for example, infecti...  Read Full »

When should I take probiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, When should I take probiotics?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. You can take probiotics in the following conditions: The most common indication is when you have been suffering from diarrhea because it may cause a disturbance in the normal intestinal environment and also loss of normal gut flora. When you ...  Read Full »

Tablet Loperamide has reduced my diarrhea

Query: Hello doctor, I had 3 rotis in a highway hotel, with curry and raitha. After 1 hour, I got loose motion. I took tablet Eldoper (Loperamide), one tablet. I felt better then. After about 2 hours, I again had loose motion (lesser than the earlier time). I also felt it was a little restricted than the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got traveler's diarrhea. Start taking tablet Ciplox TZ 500mg (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) one tablet two times a day for 4 days, after meals. Also take capsule Darolac (lactobacillus) one capsule two times a day, after meals for 4 days. Stop...  Read Full »

I have watery diarrhea 20 times a day. What is a good medicine?

Query: Dear doctor, For four days, I have very watery diarrhea, cramps, and nausea. Vomiting only twice. Yesterday, I was prescribed Levofloxacin 500 mg for four days. Now, after 24 hours of taking the first pill, there is no improvement. Diarrhea is 20 times a day very watery. I take electrolytes and lots...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, most likely you have acute gastroenteritis. Ciprofloxacin is a very good antibiotic for gastroenteritis. You have to complete a four-day course at least. It may take few days before you see a good result. I suggest: Continue taking plent...  Read Full »

Please suggest loose motion tablet.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from loose motion since two days. Please suggest me medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a stool microscopy and stool culture test done at the earliest. If diarrhea is uncontrolled, I suggest you take a dose of Loperamide 2 mg and Probiotics (contains lactobacillus) like Bifilac, twice a day, till diarrhea improves. Also take a Ciprofloxacin a...  Read Full »

Why do I have diarrhea after eating spicy food?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I ate lots of green chili pakoras with green chutney. I am not really used to such pakoras but, I ended up eating them anyway. From the next day, I started feeling a burning sensation inside the stomach and, then started the loose motions. I have been to the loo nea...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of indigestion and acute gastritis, which causes a constant discomfort or a burning sensation in your stomach. The duration of diarrhea can vary. Once the underlying cause is tre...  Read Full »

Does chlorine kill fungus?

Query: Hello doctor, I wonder if chlorine levels in a normal swimming pool kill all the microbes. If someone with a fungal infection swims in a pool, won't it spread to others through the water?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Swimming is considered as a safe recreational activity. But that is not totally true. Chlorination of water is known to kill most of the microorganisms (which include bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). But there are several factors ...  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying information stat...  Read Full »

Why am I having semi-runny diarrhea that has an orange or brown pigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have experienced semi-runny diarrhea that has an orange or brown pigmentation. It is not bloody, nor contains mucus. I passed this when I woke up at three in the morning because of something, and before going to sleep I had experienced some stomach aches but ignored them and slept thro...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may need not to worry about orange colored stool. It could be due to food intake that contains carotene. I suggest you take Rabeprazole 20 mg OD antacid for week. The associated gastritis can be responsible for stomach pain. If after 3 to 4 days stomach pain and ...  Read Full »

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