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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.

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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 »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

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 »

Why am I experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever?

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 »

My dad had sudden stomach pain and diarrhea. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad's age is 59. He is a diabetic patient. He suddenly got a severe stomach ache and passed loose stools. He also sweated more and felt lightheaded. I feel that he is abnormal. He refuses to go the hospital and he believes that if there is a pain in the chest, then it is a heart attack...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your father's details. Most likely the symptoms are because of acute gastroenteritis. Cardiac origin of pain usually radiates to the epigastric region only and full abdomen is not included. The loose stools shift the diagnosis towards gastroenteritis. D...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest home remedies for loose motions in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor, My 10 months old baby girl is having loose motion from the last five days. Sometimes she passes normal bowl, but today she is passing very loose bowls and since morning she has passed about five times, runny and loose stool. Kindly suggest me some home remedy or medicine.   Read Full »


Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Give ORS as much as she wants to prevent dehydration. Start Zinc syrup 10 milligrams once a day and a good brand of prebiotic probiotic available locally. Look around her bums area, if there is a redness rash, then apply Zinc-oxide cream locally 3 to 4 times a day. If s...  Read Full »

I develop diarrhea during summer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I have been having problems with my digestion and intestines since two years. I get real bad diarrhea attacks and it usually happens in the summer, especially when there is a breeze or wind. So, I always have to cover up my belly and wear lots of clothes in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most diarrhea are viral in origin and do not require any treatment except for ORS (oral rehydration solution). But, to rule out bacterial infection, get your stool tested for three consecutive days when you have diarrhea and send me the reports. Also, note any relat...  Read Full »

Can my 3-year-old will get sepsis again?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old son was diagnosed with sepsis with SIRS, three days back. But, now his WBC and C-reactive protein are within limits. Will he have sepsis again? He frequently gets wheezing and allergic cough. He is currently taking Amclav.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Sepsis means infection in the blood. If the investigations like CBC (complete blood count), urine culture, blood culture, CRP (C-reactive protein) are normal, it means that the child has been treated for this infection. 2. Usually, this happens because of infe...  Read Full »

I suffer from stomach flu, and the color of my vomit turned pink. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from stomach flu for the past eight hours. And I am experiencing severe vomiting, and the color of the vomiting was yellow initially, now it has turned to pink and brown.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern.According to your statement, you have been suffering from stomach flu and vomiting pink liquid. Pink vomit may result from damage to the throat, mouth, or gums. Stomach flu is also known as gastroenteritis. Watery diarr...  Read Full »

Will Satrogyl-O and Lactogut help in curing dysentery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from dysentery for the last two days. They are watery to semi-liquid stools. I do not have any stomach pain or nausea. My appetite is normal. I have been burping a lot like when burping during acidity. I have been on fasting for the last 19 days with mostly one meal ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main symptom of dysentery is frequent near liquid diarrhea flecked with blood, mucus or pus. Additional symptoms may include fever, abdominal pain, bloating, burping, incomplete evacuation, vomiting, and nausea. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is likely...  Read Full »

My baby is experiencing loose motion, and the medicine I gave is not working. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby has loose motion. And I gave my baby syrup Oflotas Oz suspension, which has not stopped it.  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Stop taking that medication, which is not recommended for children with loose motions (diarrhea). Loose motions in children are typically viral and require symptomatic treatment. Instead, provide him with an oral rehydration solution (ORS)...  Read Full »

I am vomiting and have diarrhea after eating out. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe vomiting and diarrhea. I vomited 5 times in the last 6 hours and visited the toilet for about 30 to 35 times. Yesterday, I had outside food such as burger, pizza, chips, bread, etc. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Vomiting five times within 6 hours and going to the toilet for about 35 times denote that the condition is severe enough to warrant hospital admissions. Please do not was...  Read Full »

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