ORS stands for oral rehydration solution. Commercially available ORS contains common salt, glucose, potassium chloride, and trisodium citrate. It is used for replenishing lost fluids and electrolytes in case of dehydration.

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I have vomiting with diarrhea. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been vomiting and pooping (liquid form) since last night, and been feeling really heavy/unwell today. I do not have a fever though. I already took Lomotil this morning and drank water and tea only since last night. Can you please let me know if this is diarrhea and advise me on...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What was your last food intake prior to the onset of diarrhea? What color and smell? How many times have you defecated and estimated amount each episode? Any other people experiencing the same thing? Take one more dose of Lomotil if still with diarrhea of more than 2...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for my grandma, who is in pain and has diarrhea.

Query: Good Day! My grandma is having a diarrhea, and its not a simple diarrhea. She's really in pain, and very weak at the moment. PLEASE HELP US. What is the right thing to do? We need answer ASAP. Thank you!  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. I am sorry to hear that she is having diarrhea and in pain. You did not mention for how long she has diarrhea, this would helped us to understand the potential reason underlying her pain and diarrhea. Since diarrhea less than 14 days duration are considered as...  Read Full »

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

Query: My 80 yr old grandmother is suffering from severe diarrhea since past one week. already taken course of CIPROXIN 250 mg along with FLAGYLL n ENFLOR SACHET. Motions seems to little settled now but started vomiting twice daily since last night...really worried since health condition is not good as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I feel sorry to heat about her. I can understand you must be very concern about her current condition. Well you see the ongoing motion can cause dehydration and salt loss via diarrhea. This can cause kindney problem and can lead to vomiting. Part of the kidney fun...  Read Full »

I am having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever after taking garlic water. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult about the diarrhea I have been experiencing since two days. I have been having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever, particularly at night. It started after intake of boiled garlic water three days back in hopes to relieve my dry cough.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have GI upset after a garlic water or ginger. These all spices can cause these symptoms. It would have been much easier for me if you have mentioned the temperature in figures. Temperature less than 100.05 is not a significant one, since t...  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 »

Why do I have anal pain along with diarrhea?

Query: Hi there! I have a case of diarrhea since yesterday and I have gone to the loo quite a few times. However, with each time it starts to hurt more and more and its reached a point where i am scared to poop. It hurts as soon as i start to poop and continues till 5-10 minutes after i am done.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be very upset about this. So here are something that i want you to understand. since you started to have diarrhea since yesterday which classifies it as acute (recent) gastroenteritis. The most common cause usually a food that has caused po...  Read Full »

Why do I have bloody diarrhea and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday, I am suffering from loose motions and vomiting. I do not feel fever, but, whatever I eat, I feel it is in my throat. I feel vomiting sensation. I feel very weak, drowsy and not able to do my normal work. Also, felt left side shoulder and chest discomfort. My age is 31 and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You currently seem to be having acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Most of the times the diarrhea are viral in origin and it improves within three to five days without any antibiotic therapy. But, since you have got blood in stools, we would consider it...  Read Full »

Can changing formula milk cause diarrhea in 6-month-old babies?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby just turned 6 months. I gave him Nan Optipro One for his 1st to 6 months, now I gave him the follow up milk which is Nan Optipro Two. After two days of drinking, he is suddenly having diarrhea now (five times a day). I tried reaching out for a pediatrician in our area but they...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your concern regarding your child. I would like to advise that transition can cause diarrhea but it should settle within four to five days. If it does not then we should change the feed. Ensure hydration, give him ORS (oral rehydration solution) solutio...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 9-month-old child suffering from frequent loose motions.

Query: Hi Doctor, Kid age 9 months. weight not sure. Since Yesterday, she is having loose motion problem. Today also she is having frequent loose motion. ORS solution and paracetamol syrup given, but got little bit control again started.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq - Loose motion ( diarrhoea) is common problem in young kids. It is very important to make sure that your daughter is well hydrated till she gets better . - It is very good that you are already giving ORS solution which needs to be given frequently. Loose stools can la...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 3-month-old baby suffering from loose stools.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-month-old baby is having loose stools for the last 15 days. For the last 7 or 8 days, the color of poop turned from yellow with mucus to greenish-yellow with bad smell. I consulted with a pediatrician, and he gave antibiotic injection and drops to him. But, I could not see any impro...  Read Full »

Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Paediatrician, Community Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You did not mention how many times in a day he passes stool and the name of the antibiotic. Does your baby breastfeed? And, please do not give him homeo or other kinds of medication. Give him syrup Erythromycin one-third teaspoon four times ...  Read Full »

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