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).

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Does my son pass stools several times a day due to lactose intolerance?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is one year old with a weight of seven kilograms. When he was seven months old, we started to give him solid foods and I gave him cow's milk for three to four days. After that, diarrhea got started and he passed stool twenty to twenty-five times in a day. So the doctor advised us ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is having toddler's diarrhea. It is a normal phenomenon that occurs in small children of this age group. As all the tests are normal, there is nothing to be worried about it. Diarrhea will settle down soon irrespective of the food taken. I advise you introduce ...  Read Full »

My baby passes stools about five times a day. Is it diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

My 20-month-old daughter has vomiting and diarrhea from the afternoon. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 20 months old daughter did not pee last week for above 24 hours, the next day she did pee, but also vomited. On the same day, she was having a fever of 102 F, so we went to the pediatrician. He gave Vomitab, Calpol, and an antibiotic injection. From the past three days, the urine ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that this must be two different infections. The reason why the child has not passed urine now is probably because of dehydration. It is advisable to give her six to seven tablespoons of ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for ma...  Read Full »

Are the hitting of my stomach and diarrhea interrelated? What medicine can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor,I hit my stomach with a doorknob pretty bad, and it hurts. I now have diarrhea too. I have to fly for 15 hours in some time. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I do not think being hit by a doorknob has anything to do with diarrhea. Do you have any associated pain or bruising in the affected area? If you do not have recurrent loose stools, then nothing has to be done. But i...  Read Full »

Why do I get loose stools after taking medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high fever for two days and a severe headache and then the next morning I took medicine from a physician nearby. After taking medicine for two days the fever and headache subsided, but now I am having watery stools with a bad smell. I have a fever and body pain again and a bad tas...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diarrhea (watery stools) can be due to the intake of the antibiotic tablet Moxikind CV (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid). So, I suggest you stop that. Fever is mainly due to infection, and it will be fine. Because you have diarrhea, there can...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from watery loose loose motions for two days after having outside food. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from watery loose motion for two days. I have had outside food. I am taking Roko to stop loose motion. I am also taking Orni 500 one time in the night for stomach infection and Meftal spas if there is pain in the stomach. Please guide the perfect medicine to stop loo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history. This seems to be infective diarrhea, as a history of eating out is positive. Tablet Roko (Imodium) usually helps in non-infective diarrhea. You are already on antibiotics li...  Read Full »

I have muscle pain after diarrhea and a stomach ulcer treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I started having diarrhea a week ago, and it was not getting better. Yesterday morning I started having cramps, which worsened as the day continued. The stomach pain was severe, and I could not get up. I went to the hospital, and they did blood tests, and my white blood count was up. He...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have been given an antacid and antibiotic course for your suspected gastroenteritis or ulcer-like condition. You can complete the course of that medications. Your muscle pain could be from electrolyte loss in diarrhea or excess muscle cramps. Maintain hydration with ...  Read Full »

Is it safe for me to take the tablet Cifran CT for loose motions?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had loose motions for two days. I have been advised to take the tablet Cifran CT. Is it safe to take this type of antibiotic in loose motions?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have diarrhea due to gastroenteritis. Cifran CT (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) is a suitable antibiotic for your condition. I suggest you take it twice daily for three days. Also, I suggest you take the tablet Loperamide 4 mg twice daily for three days. It will r...  Read Full »

I have amoebiasis and recurrent diarrhea even after taking Metronidazole for ten days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with amoebiasis and was prescribed Metronidazole for ten days. After ten days, I still have diarrhea. I underwent a stool test again recently. The results are normal, except I have fat globules and a few yeast cells. Why do I have recurrent diarrhea?  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am reviewing your case history and attached file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you soon.   Read Full »

My 5-year 11-month-old son has had diarrhea and stomach pain since yesterday. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is five years 11 months old, 25.5 kg, and has had diarrhea since yesterday. He had six episodes yesterday, and in the morning, in one hour, he had five times. It is not too watery. His stomach is paining too much. I gave him probiotics, Carmicide syrup twice, and ginger juice twice...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Per your description, the medications for the child are proper. I suggest you add syrup Rantac (Ranitidine) five milliliters twice a day (to be given half an hour before food) for five days along with the above medications. In children, we usua...  Read Full »

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