Infective Diarrhea

Infectious diarrhea is usually due to microbial infections, which are acquired through the feco-oral route. Ingestion of contaminated food and water and unhygienic conditions are causative factors. Children are more susceptible. Vibrio cholerae, Clostridium difficle, E.coli, Shigella, Giardia lamblia, and Entamoeba histolytica are the most common species causing infectious diarrhea. Rotavirus, norovirus, and astrovirus also cause infectious diarrhea. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dysentery, fever, fatigue, weakness, dehydration, etc. Antimicrobial therapy with rehydration can treat. It can be prevented by practicing hygienic habits. Handwashing, thorough cooking of the meat, washing fruits and vegetables before use, and maintaining hygiene in and around the kitchen and bathroom must prevent such diseases.

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Why do I have fever and chills along with watery stools despite taking antibiotic for stomach infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a severe stomach infection for the past few days. I had to pass watery stools four to five times a day. I have taken antibiotics for the infection, but my stomach is still painful. I also developed chills and a fever. I had got my laboratory tests done. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have infective diarrhea, which causes diarrhea and fever. Many causes, like E. Coli (escherichia coli), salmonella species, etc., can cause the infection. The generalized fatigue could be due to ele...  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 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 »

What is the treatment for bloody mucous in my 3-year-old son's stools?

Query: Hello doctor,My nephew is 3 years old. He has been getting bloody mucus in his stool for the last six days and also is having stomach pain also. Today, it has happened 17 times. We consulted a local pediatrician. He said it might be a gastro infection. He is having consistent stomach pain. Can I kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the clinical history, the child suffers from infective gastroenteritis, also known as dysentery. This is diarrhea in children. A probable cause could be food poisoning or any infection. The medicines given by your pediatrician seem to be adequate. I suggest y...  Read Full »

Baby had loose stools with mucus and pain in abdomen after given Augmentin. What to do?

Query: Dear Doctor, My 5 year old daughter suffering from fever with running nose since 10 days now. After giving Augmentin, she is having loose stool almost 10 times a day, watery with mucus. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting query on icliniq. Let me explain about pathophysiology about your child's illness: 1) After reading the description of your query, it seems that initially your child had viral illness that is common due to change of season. You do not need to give antibiotic for this; but you ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I woke up with an upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting and rotten egg burps. I suspect it was due to a dairy product that I ate a day earlier. A few hours later, I ate some pasta, and everything started over again with diarrhea, vomiting, and the rotten egg burps. The next day...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and they are within normal limits. Your description fits into acute gastroenteritis, that is, a stomach infection. My recommendations would be the following: A combination of Ofloxacin and Orni...  Read Full »

Does Salmonella infection spread through kiss or sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have only diarrhea. If I have Salmonella then how long will it last? Can I kiss or have sex? Could it be on the blood?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two types of Salmonella. Both types can spread through feco-oral route. Which type do you have? If you have Salmonella Typhi then you would need treatment. If you have Salmonella paratyphi (only diarrhea) you may spontaneously recover. In either case I would...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternate medicine to Norfloxacin for diarrhea.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 50 years old. She takes Norfloxacin on daily basis to avoid diarrhea. The moment she stops taking Norfloxacin, she goes through diarrhea. Please guide some alternate treatment for her.  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea makes a large group of gastrointestinal disorders and they must be treated according to the type and the cause. Has your mom done any stool tests? If not, I would recommend going through this test. Because it is important to understand if the diarrhea is caused b...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in belly followed by passage of stools?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last 15 days I have a problem that I feel pain in my belly and then after that, I have to go to the toilet to pass stool. This happened 4 to 5 times a day. Because of this I also have a problem of rashes on my anus. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have acute gastroenteritis like infective pathology. It is advisable to take an antacid like Rabeprazole for a week. Empirically broad spectrum antibiotic like Ofloxacin plus Ornidazole combination can be started. Take bland diet more. Avoid excess spicy foo...  Read Full »

I have nausea, loss of appetite and stomach pain. How to get better?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been nauseous for nine days. I am traveling to a different state. I am feeling full since the last one day. Then I lost my appetite. It came out of the blue. Then I started having diarrhea, not straight on, but it will skip days. Then the day before yesterday, I had a half brown ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have an infection causing diarrhea. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet O2 (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) twice a day for five days after food. Tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg Domperidone 10 mg twice a day for five days before food. Enterogermina (spores of ...  Read Full »

There is loss of appetite after having vomitings and loose motions. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13 year old daughter has been suffering from vomitings and loose motions since two days. She had a fever of about 101.3 the day before yesterday. Our doctor advised her to take Oflox OZ and Sporolac DS. She has had five doses of Oflox OZ till now. The fever has gone and the number...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like she had a bad gastroenteritis. She is recovering. Continue both these medicines for at least five days. Can add tablet Pantocid 40 mg (Pantoprazole) daily once for five days. Emeset (Ondansetron) can be taken as needed for nausea. Consult her specialis...  Read Full »

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