Dehydration is a common concern during diarrhea due to the increased loss of water and electrolytes. Replenishing fluids is crucial to address this condition. Drinking at least 200 mL of fluids after each bout of diarrhea is essential. Oral rehydration salts (ORS) can help replenish lost salts, and you can also consume plain water, fresh green coconut water, barley water, unsweetened fruit juice, buttermilk, and lemon water with salt and sugar.
Eating small, Plain foods like wholemeal bread and rice is advisable, and avoid fatty, spicy, or heavy foods initially. Lifestyle changes like avoiding tea, coffee, spicy food, and alcohol, as well as eating multiple small meals throughout the day, are recommended. Elevating the head end of the bed can help manage symptoms, and avoiding painkillers like Aceclofenac or Ibuprofen is important.
For indigestion and gastritis, you may consider taking Tablet Pantop-D (combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone) once a day before breakfast for five to seven days or until symptoms subside. Additionally, Syrup Gelusil or Sucralfate 3 tsp three times daily, one hour before meals, can be helpful.
In most cases, antidiarrheal medicines are not necessary, but if the frequency is severe and uncontrollable, Loperamide can be considered. If diarrhea persists or worsens with fever and pain, a brief antibiotic course of Tablet O2 (combination of Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) twice daily for three to five days might be needed.
Remember to consult your specialist doctor before taking any medication, and continue to drink plenty of fluids while following the prescribed treatment. With proper care and medication, you should start feeling better within a couple of days.