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Lactobacilli

Lactobacilli is a gram-positive and non-spore-forming bacteria. There are many numbers of lactobacillus. They stay in the digestive system and genitourinary system of the body without causing harm to the body. They also present in yogurt and some dietary supplements. They are taken for diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon inflammation.

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My son is turning 6 months and not taking formula milk as before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 months old now and turning 6 months in four days. He had loose motion three days back. Since yesterday he is better, but he has lost his appetite and weight as well. He used to have 120 ml of formula milk in three to four hours gap. But now he is having only 60 ml of mil...  Read Full »


Dr. M. L. Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. For loose motion give Walamycin DS (Colistin sulfate) 5 ml twice a day for five days. Syrup Vizylac (Lactic acid bacillus) 5 ml twice a day for five days after meals. 2. According to me after completing 5 months stop milk from 8 AM to 8 PM and give Indian food va...  Read Full »

Why is 5-month-old baby having loose motion with pH level of 6?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 5-month-old baby who is having loose motion, so got his test done for reducing substances. It has a pH level of 6 and a positive report. What does this report signify? Otherwise, he is very gassy and burps and passes gas a lot. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) state that he is lactose intolerant. You have to avoid milk and milk products for a minimum of 15 days. Give him normal food, rice, dal, and vegetables, etc. After his stool has returned to normal color and...  Read Full »

Please suggest some home remedies for BV.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have become sexually active within the six months for the first time and have come in contact with the use of douches and different sexual partners. Unfortunately, I think I have given myself bacterial vaginosis and not realized it. I have a strong odor down there,...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria or organisms in the vagina. This balance between good and bad bacteria is needed to protect the vagina from new infections. The use of too many antibiotics and douches will kill both...  Read Full »

For how long can probiotics be taken in abdominal problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from health problems for the last 10 years, mainly abdominal problem (excessive gas) and mood swings. Actually, I had taken two terms of nine months Rifampicin. After that, the digestion problem and mood swings continued. A lot of tests were done in different big hospita...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, you have irritable bowel syndrome. Darolac (Lactobacillus) is a good treatment which helps replace disturbed gut flora.It is safe OTC medication, with a maintenance dose of one capsule per day. You can increase it...  Read Full »

What causes bowel movement immediately after drinking whiskey?

Query: Hi doctor, I always get bowl movements in the evening immediately after I drink one or two pegs of whiskey. It has been happening daily for the past 2 or 3 years. The stool floats and dark brown in color. Last night, I got stomach pain and stools are very loose. I have mild fever too and I am now on...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. As you already said about popliteal artery thrombosis, these people should not drink alcohol and stop smoking immediately. These loose stools are probably due to imbalance in gut bacteria and these things happen with pancreas p...  Read Full »

What treatment can I take for thrush during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant and have intense itching in the vagina. I assume this is thrush. It started two weeks ago. So, I used a pessary and cream and things improved. About five days later, it got worse again. So, I repeated the pessary and cream treatment. Things again improved but fou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test to be done is the high vaginal swab culture test (HVS) which can help isolate the causative organism and then the treatment should be directed towards the cause. The presence of itching and white discharge per vaginam do indicate thrush, but you have to unde...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest a tablet.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is due for delivery in another one week. She is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest good tablet.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com If loose motions are watery or associated with blood and mucus in stool or if there is fever, she needs to consult doctor for IV antibiotics or fluids (intravenous). If it is not so then she can take probiotics like (Saccharomyces boulardii) Econorm sachet once or twice...  Read Full »

Which probiotic is good?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a good probiotic. I have read conflicting results online and do not know which ones are a rip-off or legitimate. It seems for one to be effective, one needs to survive the trip to your intestines, and too many make that claim without knowing if it is true. Can you recom...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. Well, it is very hard to define which probiotic is the best one. Since microbiota (pooled microorganisms in your gut) is completely different from the other person, and for one to know what range of microbiota is present in your gut, you have to get it tested by gi...  Read Full »

I have a history of bacterial imbalance in the gut. Can you please help me out?

Query: Hello doctor, I have struggled with gut dysbiosis for over a decade. Whenever I take probiotics especially lactobacillus, it makes the heaviness even worse. I got a gut test done and it says that I am low in lactobacillus. I cannot figure out what I should do because I am afraid that taking it wil...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, Although your gut microbiota may seem disturbed, but, as you see that most of the bacteria which are healthy and deficient in your gut are not commercially available. The only available ones are lactobacillus, fusobacteria and a few others...  Read Full »

I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and¬†headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

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