Oral Rehydration Salts

About "Oral Rehydration Salts"

Oral rehydration salts are used in oral rehydration therapy (ORT), which is the treatment for dehydration. Consumption of these salts mixed with water is helpful in restoring the essential salts and water lost from the body during vomiting, diarrhea, and profuse sweating.

Related Terms: Ors, Diarrhea, Diarrhea Treatment, Vomiting, Dehydration, Loose Stool, Probiotics

Recently Answered Questions

I have uncontrollable watery diarrhea and so cannot visit my GP. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 year old female. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 11 stones exactly. For the past five weeks, I have had uncontrollable watery diarrhea, no blood. Not much pain. I am type 2 diabetic. I am beginning to feel very weak and tired now. At night especially, I find I have been ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the times, diarrhea is due to a viral infection. Maintaining hydration is very important and you can take ORS (oral rehydration salts) or coconut water or clear soups. Also, check your blood sugar if you have a home glucose monitor. A visit to your physi...  Read Full »
I am allergic to Ornidazole. Can I take Imodium for loose motions?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motions for the last one month. I have to go about three to four times a day and every time it is semisolid, with some liquids, and leave me in itching or burning in the anus. Initially, doctor gave me Zifi-O due to which I got balanitis. So, on the third day I j...  Read Full »
Dr. Saumya Mittal
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of acute gastroenteritis. I suggest you to take the following: Take plenty of fluids and oral rehydration salt sachets (ORS). Take Multivitamins course once a day and Probiotics twice a day. For further queries consult an...  Read Full »
What medicine can relieve me of pain and loose motions?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pain and loose motions since morning but at present, the frequency of loose motion has increased. Please advise us medicines for instant relief.  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely suffering from a case of gastroenteritis. Probable cause of loose motion may be food poisoning. You need to take ORS (oral rehydration salt) saline to stay hydrated and to keep your electrolytes in check. Please take it as per the instruction on...  Read Full »
My husband has loose motions and lower abdomen pain. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 28 years old. He had diarrhea before three days. He had vomited once and loose motions for about 7 to 8 times. Then, it stopped after taking Enterogermina thrice and he also had Electral. Then, the next day, he had outside food, but bland and non-spicy. He again has loose ...  Read Full »
Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the information. Looking at the data posted, I feel that the patient is dehydrated. Kindly give plenty of liquids like water with ORS (oral rehydration salts), fruit juices, coconut water and stay hydrated. Hydration is the main treatme...  Read Full »
My 20 months old daughter has diarrhea and vomiting, and has not peed since afternoon. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My 20 months old daughter did not pee last week for above 24 hours, the next day she did pee, but also vomited. On the same day, she was having a fever of 102 F, so we went to the pediatrician. He gave Vomitab, Calpol, and an antibiotic injection. From the past three days, the urine ou...  Read Full »
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that this must be two different infections.  The reason why the child has not passed urine now is probably because of dehydration. It is advisable to give her 100 ml ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for maintaining hydration. ...  Read Full »
Is it safe to use Oflox OZ in an infant for severe loose stools?
Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 11 months old and he had more than 20 loose motions in one day today. He has never had this kind of a severe problem. In his bad days, he might have had 10 motions but they were not as loose and watery as today. He is currently on Taxim O, Sporlac, and En...  Read Full »
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable cause is acute diarrhea. Use of Oflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Ornidazole) is safe. But, this is not required in the care of diarrhea unless it is complicated. The treatment plan is: ORS (oral rehydration salts) 100 mL per loose stool. Zinc sy...  Read Full »
I have fever and loose motion. Please suggest what to do.
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from fever and loose motion for the past one day. I have taken Paracetamol and the fever has gone, but today again there is fever. I checked the temperature was 101.5 yesterday evening. Please suggest what to do. Today only two times I have gone but in the evening fever s...  Read Full »
Dr. Albana Greca
Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fever associated with loose motion could be due to bowel infection. You need a complete physical examination as the fever has been persisting. So, should see your family doctor. For the loose stool, I suggest: Oral rehydration salts (ORS) to replace the lost flui...  Read Full »
Medicine for Loose Motion
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from loose motion since today morning. Can you suggest a medicine?  Read Full »
Dr. Rashi Verma
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loose motion usually spontaneously subsides within a day or two. Usually people who travel more frequetly will get affected easily and hence it is adviced for them to take ORS with them. Let's have ORS (oral rehydration salt) solution, and take a few sips for every fe...  Read Full »
Do I need antibiotics for diarrhea?
Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago, when I was away from home for some work, I felt sick and my hands and feet were numb for several hours. Then, I had fever for three nights with soaking sweats followed by continuous diarrhea for the last four days. I am going nearly 8 to 12 times a day. I read the symptoms ...  Read Full »
Dr. Uphar Gupta
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea can be due to a multiple number of organisms and may have a similar presentation as you. It may be due to virus or bacteria. The first thing is to take plenty of fluids. If ORS (oral rehydration salts) is available, then that will be the best choice. Next, take ...  Read Full »
My 7 year old has fever, loose motion and vomiting. Please advise medicines.
Query: Hello doctor, My 7 and a half year old son is suffering from fever (100+), loose motions and vomiting, headache, backache. He still uses a bottle for milk and once in six months we have to face this situation. Now, we firmly decided to discontinue feeding him by a bottle. Please advise medicines. H...  Read Full »
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your child is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, it is a good decision that you have decided to stop bottle feeding. I suggest: Syrup Zinconia (Zinc acetate) 5 ml once daily for 14 days. Enterogermina (probiotic) suspension twice daily for three days. ORS...  Read Full »


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