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 14-month-old baby has loose motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My baby is 14 months old. He has been suffering from loose motion for the past six days. I have given him Zinc sulfate, but not found any improvement in him. Please suggest me something for him. Whatever he is eating, he has to go through loose motions. At night, he started crying a lot. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment with zinc is good, but it may take up to seven days for results to take place as zinc helps in improving digestive power. However, please do not give any medicine for stopping the loose motions as it is infectious matter and needs to be drained. Till then, ...  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 »


Dr. M.l. Kothari

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 Ornidazole), ...  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. Zubayeralam

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. Other symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, bloating, burping, incomplete evacuation, vomiting, nausea, etc. Do you have any of these? If yes, then yours is dysentery an...  Read Full »

Does vomiting and nauseous feeling after having fast food indicate food poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some fast food from the last two days, and I am feeling nauseous. I even vomited once, after which, I felt little better. I am feeling a bit better now, but the vomiting tendency is still there. I am also burping a lot, which has the same taste of the fast food. I do not feel like e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, most likely, you have gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa. Most commonly, it is viral. Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself to 7 to 10 days. But in your case, as it is already more than 10 days, I would advise you...  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 »


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 100 ml ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for maintaining hydration. ...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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 »

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