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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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Why is my baby passing stools for five times a day?

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 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 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 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 »

What medicines should I take for fever with loose motions?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I had loose motions for two days. 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 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 am a 24-year-old suffering from diarrhea and anal pain now. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have been suffering from loose motion for the past week. Initially, it was watery stool, but now a gel-like substance is coming out, and I have to visit the bathroom repeatedly with intervals of two to three minutes. I am also experiencing pain in my anus. The stool ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting us with your healthcare. I have just read your query, and it seems that you are suffering from severe gastroenteritis. I suggest taking tablet Hyoscine (Buscopan) 10 mg twice a day for three days. Also, take Tablet Metronidazole 500 mg twice a day for 3 days. If you d...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing loose motions along with left-sided chest pain for the past four days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old, with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of 203 pounds. I have been experiencing loose motions (diarrhea) for more than 4 days. It is dark brown, sometimes with specks or small white grain-like structures. I also have gas issues. Two days ago, I took Flaygyl as pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. Based on the information you provided, experiencing prolonged diarrhea for more than four days could indicate an underlying issue that requires medical attention. ...  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. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 treated...  Read Full »

I have been having diarrhea and stomach pain for the past two days which does not resolve despite taking medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having diarrhea and stomach pain for the past two days and the stools are dark in color. I have difficulty getting up due to pain. It started three days back in the night after I ate out with my friends. I ate fruits, sodas, and much more. The pain started the following mor...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with your query. Firstly, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I would like to tell you that diarrhea is a condition characterized by loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than normal. It can be caus...  Read Full »

My symptoms of diarrhea are recurring. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a college fresher. I had diarrhea a week ago, so I took medications and got it cured. Unfortunately, it has been two days since my medications are over, and my wet farts have returned. I also feel nauseous again.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Considering you are a college student, do you have a history of eating out frequently? My assessment is partially treated with infective gastroenteritis or post-infection IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). First, you should take care of your ...  Read Full »

What is causing bloated stomach and watery stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. My weight is 154.32 Ibs, and my height is 5.4 ft. Since yesterday, I am suffering from loose motion and slight pain in the stomach. My stomach feels bloated, and the motion is completely watery. Please suggest some medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you know, loose motion is usually associated with food poisoning, or intestinal infection so has to treat it accordingly with various type of antibiotics. In your case, it is acute, so do not worry. It will be fi...  Read Full »

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