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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I have watery diarrhea 20 times a day. Please help.

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 »

What is the reason for recurrent diarrhea, nausea and extreme fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some recurrent symptoms: • Nausea (intermittent). • Diarrhea. • Extreme fatigue (daily). • Severe insomnia even on Ambien (falling asleep faster but still wake up three times a night, and I always wake up exhausted). • Muscle weakness especia...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the attached reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The red blood cells count, hemoglobin and HCT (hematocrit) are slightly raised. So secondary polycythemia seems most likely. The smoking habit, heart problem, chronic lung disease...  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 »

I have diarrhea after anal sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner tried anal sex for the first time in the last three years. It was not painful at all, and he finished inside of me. Also, he used a natural water based lube. Everything seemed to be fine until the next morning when I had horrible diarrhea. It is very watery and lots of it. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likely it is not related to anal sex because it is not a common complication of anal sex and also bacterias will not proliferate so fast to give you diarrhea in the next morning itself. It is likely related to food consumption in last few days. I guess you do not ha...  Read Full »

Is it normal for baby motions to be loose?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is of 9 days old now. She is suffering from loose motion. I had given her Colicaid six drops in last 24 hours. She is only on breastfeed. Is it safe for her?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A baby can pass five to six stools in a day or can pass stool once in two days. Both are normal. Since, baby is on exclusive breastfeed chance of infection is very less. Briefly, your baby is normal. In my opinion, you should give prebiotic like Enterogermina (Ba...  Read Full »

Please suggest homeopathic remedies for food poisoning.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from food poisoning and stomach pain. I have loose motion (diarrhea) too. Please help me with homeopathy medicines for this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know from how many days or hours have you been having this trouble? Do you have any other symptoms like vomiting, sweating, dizziness, tearing in the eyes, excessive salivation, mental stress, and stomach cramps? Please provide me all the details so that I c...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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