Diarrhea

About "Diarrhea"

Diarrhea is the condition which is characterized by loose stools and frequent bowel movement. It is brought upon by consuming contaminated food or water. Diarrhea is caused as a result of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections.

Related Terms: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Vomiting, Pantoprazole, Probiotics, Headache, Constipation, Diarrhea Treatment

Recently Answered Questions


Watery Diarrhea - Not Always Due to Food Poisoning
Article Overview: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) is one of the serious reasons for watery diarrhea.  Read Article »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
Internal Medicine Physician

A person having watery diarrhea may think it is simply a tummy flu. But things can be even more serious than just a gastrointestinal tract infection. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) means indigestion of food caused by the lack of digestive enzymes that normally are produced by the pancreas. ...  Read Article »
 
Is diarrhea a side-effect of diabetes medication?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a type 2 diabetic, and today I had a low blood sugar episode. I woke up from a nap and my blood sugar had dropped to 80. My fasting blood sugar is usually around 110. After I ate something and started feeling better, I had bad diarrhea. Is it somehow linked to my low blood sugar? ...  Read Full »
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about sugar levels. As you mentioned that you were diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, could you specify for how long you have been having it? Please get your diabetes medications rechecked if you have not done so rec...  Read Full »
 
Vomiting and Diarrhea
Article Overview: Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis), but there are many other causes. It is not always serious and gets better in a couple of days. Rest and drinking fluids to prevent dehydration are the only treatment that is needed, but it is not always true.  Read Article »
Dr. K Sneha
Medical Gastroenterologist

Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis), but there are many other causes. It is not always serious and gets better in a couple of days. Rest and drinking fluids to prevent dehydration are the only treatment that is needed, but it is not always true. ...  Read Article »
 
Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAD)
Article Overview: Antibiotics cause diarrhea due to infection by antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, Candida albicans, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens type A, Klebsiella oxytoca, etc. CDAD (Clostridium difficile-associated disease) is responsible for 15 to 25 % of cases of AAD.  Read Article »
Dr. Geethu Thomas
Medical Gastroenterologist

The consequences of long-term antibiotic administration are diarrhea, antibiotic resistance, impaired immunity, increased cost of treatment, organ failures and deaths and reduction in beneficial phytoestrogens. Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is unexplained diarrhea associated with the use of ...  Read Article »
 
Why am I having diarrhea following constipation for a long time?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having a slightly upset stomach with bloating for the past four months. I thought I had a bug. Two weeks later, it seemed much better. However, my bowel movements did not return to normal. I had mostly constipation for about a month (even though my stomach did not feel as upset anym...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history fits into the acid peptic disease. I do not find any sign of cancer over here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would recommend you the following. A combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone once daily for a few days. A good probiotic, t...  Read Full »
 
Had spicy food and suffering from diarrhea. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, Three days back, I had food for dinner. The food was spicy. Next day, in the morning, I vomited it completely. I suffer from diarrhea for the past two days, and I feel tired. Please suggest me.  Read Full »
Dr. Shaieka Islam Deeba
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from acute gastroenteritis. As you are feeling tired, you must take ORS (oral rehydration solution) after passing of each stool. Otherwise, you would become dehydrated. Take plenty of water and ORS. Avoid taking spicy foods. Avoid eating foods from out...  Read Full »
 
I have diarrhea, stomachache, and cough after a trip. Please suggest a cure.
Query: Hello doctor,From a few days, I have been experiencing a strong stomachache. The pain was mild but now it kind of hurts even when I am moving. It is not super painful but I am concerned because I also started having diarrhea since yesterday evening. The whole stomach aches when I cough. I do not hav...  Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you have traveler's diarrhea caused by bacteria called E. coli. I suggest Ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablet twice for one week (after consulting your treating physician). Drink plenty of fluids. Imodium 4 mg after each diarrhea (not to exceed three tabl...  Read Full »
 
I have diarrhea after eating spicy food. Please help.
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. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tre...  Read Full »
 
Nutritional Management of Diarrhea in Children
Article Overview: Children are very susceptible to various kinds of infections and diseases. Hence, it is very essential to take care of their health as they fall sick quite often. One of the reason diarrhea is common is probably the lack of hygienic practices followed in the kitchen. Conditions like celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease may also make your kid susceptible to diarrhea. Also, check for various food allergies in your kid that can actually cause the symptoms of diarrhea.  Read Article »
Dr. Krystel Quadros
Paediatrician

Following are some of the nutritional remedies for kids with diarrhea. Plenty of Fluids If your child is suffering from diarrhea, there is a lot of water loss occurring in your child’s body leading to dehydration. Also, there is a loss of various electrolytes from the body, for example, sodi ...  Read Article »
 
I have cramps and diarrhea with fever. Is it due to gastric problem?
Query: Hello doctor,I am getting stomach problem from the last year after consuming fish curry. I suffered from diarrhea and low-grade fever and after taking multiple antibiotics I got relief but I started to get a new problem. I was getting stomach cramps and diarrhea that happens suddenly after taking me...  Read Full »
Dr. Sandhya
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history you have provided, it seems like irritable bowel syndrome. Firstly, you would need to rectify your diet by cutting down on too much fibres, gluten, too much starch, spicy foods or junk, alcohol, caffeine. Increase intake of water, soups, detox drink...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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