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.
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Is it bad if my baby does not pass stool every day?
Query: Hi doctor, My 7 months old baby has loose motions once every ten days. Why is he like that? Does he have any problem? Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal for children below six months to pass stools ten to twenty times a day or once in two to three days. Both are fine and are not labeled as constipation or diarrhea. No treatment is required in such cases. Treatment is only required when there is documented f... Read Full »
My 20-month-old daughter has vomiting and diarrhea from the afternoon. What to do?
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 »
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 six to seven tablespoons of ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for ma... Read Full »
My daughter is vomiting continuously every ten minutes. How can I control her vomiting?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is vomiting continuously and she vomits every ten minutes. She cannot drink and even take medications because of vomiting. So, how can I control her vomiting? Is this due to food poisoning? If so, how to manage it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Seek medical attention immediately as vomiting can lead to dehydration and other complications. As for the cause of the vomiting, it could be due to food poisoning, but there are many other possible causes as well. If it is food poisoning, the... Read Full »
I had three episodes of acute diarrhea. Is it food poisoning?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 year old female. Starting yesterday morning, I had three episodes of acute diarrhea, vomited once as well. Those symptoms stopped but I still have a low-grade fever of 97.7 and severe muscle cramps in my legs, chest, and abdomen. I took one Ondansetron 4 mg for nausea yesterday... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.This seems to be a case of acute food poisoning too.If the vomiting and diarrhea have stopped then it is a mild case, however, you may have lost quite a bit of body fluid and salts which is causing the cramps. Please take an ORS (oral rehydration) solution according to t... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?
Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, sto... Read Full »
How to treat diarrhea following radiation therapy and chemotherapy?
Query: Hi doctor, I just finished with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Now, I feel bloated and nauseated. Also, I am having bad diarrhea. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all no need to worry. As you have received chemotherapy (Cisplatin) as concurrent therapy, which is the main cause of gastrointestinal tract symptoms. I suggest tablet Ondansetron 8 mg thrice daily and also Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily. If only diarrhea without f... Read Full »
What causes severe stomach pain with vomiting in a 6-year-old?
Query: Hello doctor, My 6 year old boy is suffering from stomach ache. He vomited 2 to 3 times already. He had mangoes yesterday, and today he is having yellow vomiting. I gave him Ondansetron syrup and Cyclopam. The vomiting has stopped now, but he still has the stomach pain. The stomach pain is so seve... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is suffering from gastroenteritis. I suggest you try giving him the following: Continue Ondansetron syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Cyclopam (Paracetamol and Dicyclomine) syrup, one teaspoonful thrice a day. Syrup Zenflox OZ (Ofloxacin and Orni... Read Full »
Please suggest loose motion tablet.
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from loose motion since two days. Please suggest me medicines. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a stool microscopy and stool culture test done at the earliest. If diarrhea is uncontrolled, I suggest you take a dose of Loperamide 2 mg and Probiotics (contains lactobacillus) like Bifilac, twice a day, till diarrhea improves. Also take a Ciprofloxacin... 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 »
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 »