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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Kindly help my 80-year-old grandmother, who is suffering from severe diarrhea for a week.

Query: Hello doctor,My 80-year-old grandmother is suffering from severe diarrhea for the past week. I have already taken a course of Ciproxin (Ciprofloxacin)250 mg along with Flagyl and Enflor sachet. Motions seem too little settled now, but she started vomiting twice daily since last night. I am really wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very concerned about her current condition. Well, you see, the ongoing motion can cause dehydration and salt loss via diarrhea. This can cause a kidney problem and can lead to vomiting. I strongly urge you to get some testing before givin...  Read Full »

Please suggest a healthy diet for my 2.6-year-old son suffering from a gas issue.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 year 6 months old. He is suffering from gas most of the day. He passes gas in the form of wind. We give him Neopeptine syrup, but it works for 12 hours to one day. This has become a regular phenomenon now. We give him only home made food. Please suggest a good diet to avoid th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanchari Majumder

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should get a proper diagnosis for your son. If your son has lactose intolerance problem, then omit milk in his diet. Also, avoid packet milk if he already in it. Do not use spice in cooking and light preparation is favorable for him. Avoid fast foods, green leafy ...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal for children below 6 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 fev...  Read Full »

How to take care of my mother who is having loose motion for the past 24 hours?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking care of my bedridden mother. She has loose motion for the past 24 hours in the basis of every one hour. Her back has become red due to frequent cleaning of it. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It seems that she is developing bedsores. Please mention the duration of her lying position in bed. To prevent the development of bedsores, turn her position frequently. You can place a pillow under the back for support. Clean the area gently ...  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 »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

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, stool examinatio...  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 »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

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 a...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 exposed to the sun f...  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 »


Dr. Juhi Gupta

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 ...  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 »


Dr. Satya Narayan

Radiation Oncologist

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 witho...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea a symptom of indigestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a bad case of diarrhea since last two days. I had outside food before two days and from that time I am experiencing diarrhea. I am excreting around six times daily. The consistency is not completely watery, but still very loose. The symptoms I am experiencing are as...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During diarrhea, there is an increased loss of water and electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium and bicarbonate) in the liquid stool, also through vomit, sweat, urine and breathing. Dehydration occurs when these losses are not replaced adequately. It is the dehydr...  Read Full »

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