Gastroenteritis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the gut. It is also called as stomach flu. The most common symptoms of gastroenteritis are abdominal cramps and pain, vomiting, watery stools, fever, and nausea.

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My 1-year-old daughter has loose motion for past five days. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My 1-year-old daughter is passing loose motion from past five days. Before that, she was vomiting. However, vomiting issue is resolved, but still, she is passing loose stool. She is on Ondem thrice daily half teaspoon, half an hour before meal (today the course will end), Zinconia one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Going through the history, it suggests that the child is in the treatment of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Medicines are rightly prescribed. I would suggest no need for vomiting medicine now, as vomiting has stopped. Withhold Arbivit Forte (Cholecalciferol) till loose mot...  Read Full »

My kid was vomiting frequently and now has loose stools. What can be the issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My dear daughter just completed 1 year yesterday and still on breastfeed (twice, a full day) along with normal food. She is lactose intolerant and was hypocalcemic (less calcium) by birth. Her doctor gave her OstoCalcium and retested after six months and she turned to be absolutely fin...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to not worry so much. What you are describing seems to be gastroenteritis. Continue the same medications which are going on. Watch for lethargy and dehydration. The matter should settle in two to three days. I suggest giving Enterogermina respule (probiotic vials), one r...  Read Full »

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Query: Hello doctor, Would a 4-year old child, who is diagnosed with gastroenteritis, show severe inflammation from rectum all the way up to the tail end of the colon? He was diagnosed based on vomiting and diarrhea. His vomit and diarrhea were of the consistency of thick peanut butter and both looked ide...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really very unfortunate that you are dealing with this problem. For gastroenteritis to cause such a massive inflammation of colon there should be some associated symptoms like fever or pain in abdomen. Gastroenteritis should have persisted for a longer period of ...  Read Full »

I get relief from stomach pain and indigestion after taking medicines. Why does it recur?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old and weigh 72 kg. I have stomach pain, indigestion, and burning sensation while passing motions for the past few months. I took Metrogyl 400 mg for five days and I got relief. When I stop taking medicines, it recurs after a few days. I have this problem mostly when I tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to are suffering from stomach pain, indigestion, and burning sensation while passing a motion for the past few months. This type of clinical features may occur due to gastroenteritis, food intolerance, salmonella infection, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel dise...  Read Full »

I have dizziness, headache, vomiting, and constipation. My MRI reports suggest that I have a stomach infection. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing dizziness, headaches, vomiting, constipation, and heavy abdominal pain for a month. I have lost my appetite, due to which I have lost nine kgs. I have undergone a lot of blood tests and scans. The brain CT scan and hearing tests have come negative. I even got an ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you share the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings as it will help diagnose properly. I suspect you may be suffering from inflammation in your colon. I suggest you follow the instructions given below...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe pain for the past few days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe pain for the past few days. I have had IBS for the past many years. Why so? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from gastroenteritis. Usually, gastroenteritis is caused by a viral infection and is self-limiting. However, since the infection lasted for more than a week, I suggest you have a bacte...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old child vomits continuously, even while taking medicines. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 12-year-old child has continuous vomiting. He is continuously vomiting after every 10 minutes. Due to continuous vomiting, he cannot drink water or even take medicines.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that he is having acute gastritis or can be a case of food poisoning. So he needs to be given broad-spectrum antibiotics for suspicion of food poisoning if present. I suggest the following. (Consult your specilaist doctor, talk with them, and take medicatio...  Read Full »

How long does food poisoning symptom last?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. Last Friday I got food poisoning, at least I think it was that. It appeared within an hour of eating mushrooms and chicken with stomach aches. I got diarrhea, stomach aches, headaches, some fever with chills and sweats. Today the only symptoms I have left ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Gupta Juhi Mahendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your description of symptoms, it is apparently food poisoning only. As fever has subsided, there does not seem to be much need for antibiotics. But diarrhea can be controlled by taking harmless lactobacillus supplements available over the counter. They work like pr...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for stomach pain and loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, I am female. My age is 36, and my height is 5 feet, my weight is 147 pounds. I have a stomach ache since yesterday. When I woke up, I started to feel uncomfortable in my stomach. Then I went to the bathroom. My stool was like Cerelac. Then the whole day, my stomach was aching. I could no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Was the pain like a spasm? Well, you may have a brief episode of acute gastroenteritis, probably secondary to eating some foods with unhygienic nature. The best way is to keep yourself hydrated with an Oral rehydration solution (ORS). Take one sachet of ORS and mix i...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe diarrhea that is hurting my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, One week back, I woke up with severe diarrhea. It has been very bad in the last 48 hours. My stomach hurts, and I am feeling very uncomfortable. I have a feeling of pooping, but I am unable to. Last two times, I felt comfortable for a short time, the last two times I visited the toil...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. You seem to have gastroenteritis due to food poisoning. It is a self-limiting condition that will subside within a few days. Do you have any blood in your stools, skin rash, or vomiting? I suggest the below tr...  Read Full »

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