Diarrhea Treatment

Diarrhea refers to loose, watery stools that are caused by infection in the gastrointestinal tract. It may be best to wait it out as your body is responding to something that did not suit. But, in certain situations treatment may be warranted to avoid dehydration due to too much water loss. Treatment commonly involves medications such as Loperamide, Bismuth subsalicylate and oral rehydration salts (ORS).

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

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 »

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 »

Why do I suffer from sudden bouts of loose motion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 62 year old male. I am suffering from multiple neurofibroma of spinal cord and acoustic neurofibroma. I had bypass surgery four years ago and since then I am under medication, which is given below. My present problem is related to stomach. Since the operation, I started having sud...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such diarrhea is seen in Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is of three types: Diarrhea predominant. Constipation predominant. Mixed variety. You seem to be suffering from IBS diarrhea predominant. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. We investigate suspec...  Read Full »

Will antibiotics help to improve IBS?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is now 55 years and has been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for over a year. Her condition was not so bad before. She was diagnosed with intestinal disease and was given some antibiotics like Flagyl or Metronidazole. After she took those pills for a month, she h...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern. As you told that your mother had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), I want to tell you that antibiotics are not the treatment for IBS. Probiotics ca...  Read Full »

Why do I have stomach pain, cramping and diarrhea after eating?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I have symptoms of stomach pain, cramping and diarrhea for two days now. It got started after we had a meal. Please help us.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have acute gastroenteritis as a result of food poisoning. Mostly, it is self-limiting within a few days. But we have to rule out other severe conditions like typhoid. Please mention whether you have any skin rash or bloody diarrhea. Drink plenty of water to prevent ...  Read Full »

My child is suffering from diarrhea.Which syrup is better? Zinc acetate or zinc sulfate?

Query: Dear Doctor, My child is suffering from diarrhea. Which syrup is better?  Zinc acetate or zinc sulfate? Give me advice.  Read Full »


Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query on icliniq. The treatment of diarrhea comprises of: Oral probiotic. Oral rehydration solution to prevent dehydration. Oral zinc supplementation for 2 weeks. You can give drops or syrup containing Zinc acetate in prescribed dose. If the problem persists, consult a paediat...  Read Full »

I'm having Fever with loose motions. Plz suggest medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I have loose motions for three days. On the first day, I went to the washroom for eight times, but today it has come down to four times. Today, I also had a fever. The first day I took Metrogyl 400 mg thrice a day. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of an acute watery diarrhea in adults is a bacterial infection which is caused by various organisms. Metrogyl (Metronidazole) is an antiprotozoal which does not cause relief in your case as it is not an antibiotic. Hydrate yourself with plenty...  Read Full »

What is the appropriate Diet for Diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motions for last 2 days . Now loose motions are under control but too much of body pain and I am very weak. I am just eating curd rice for lunch and dinner and idly in the morning. Please give me some guidance for food. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Since you had loose motions two days back, it is suggested that you take clean and hygienically prepared food for at least two weeks. Idli in the morning and curd rice for lunch and dinner is...  Read Full »

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