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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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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 »

Which food can be taken while having stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, What are some foods or liquids that you can eat when you have or are recovering from the stomach flu? Kindly tell the foods that are easy to digest and give a nice boost of energy or nutrients.  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whenever one suffers from gastroenteritis or stomach flu, there is fluid and electrolyte deficit because of frequent loose motions and vomitings. So main aim of treatment is to restore the lost fluid and electrolyte plus to treat the infecting germs causing the disease....  Read Full »

What can be the cause of my generalized body pain, fever, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a fever, headache, and generalized body pain since yesterday. I consulted a physician. He prescribed me medicines and advised me of a blood test. My blood test report is attached here for your reference. Still, headache and fever are high sometimes. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your blood reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). This is a dengue season. Though the fever and headache with body aches can often and most commonly indicate a viral etiology but a decreased platelet count of 1.39 is to indicate th...  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 have recurring diarrhea. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea a few days ago. It went away a day later. But came back again two days ago. I went to a doctor and she gave me Gravinate, Gramex, and Panadol. On the same day that I took medicine, I experienced the presence of blood in my stool at night, accompanied by pain in that area...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Pain in the anal canal seems to be due to some friction injuries during frequent loose motions. Loose motion with blood seems to be due to gastric infection. Instead of your current medicine, I would suggest you start taking plenty of wat...  Read Full »

I would like to know about electrolyte imbalance. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I would like to know about electrolyte imbalance. What are electrolytes, and what is their role in the human body? How do they contribute to overall health and well-being? Can you explain the common electrolytes found in the body? What are the causes of electr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Electrolytes that are significant in our body are sodium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium. Food and drinks are primarily the source. Electrolytes can be reduced in the body either by reduced intake or increased excretion like diarrhea, or sw...  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 »

My periods are delayed, and I have weird symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. My periods were due on the 17th and today is the 23rd. I have still not got my periods. I have a very weird taste in my mouth. I have mood swings. I am passing urine frequently. My poop is very liquid. All this is happening with me from the past three days. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you experienced delayed periods ever before? Is there any history of sexual contact? If there is no such history, then once or twice in a year your periods might get delayed or disturbed. If you do not get your periods after a few days and there is no history of...  Read Full »

I took antibiotics, but I am still unwell. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old female. I was seen at the weekend by the emergency doctor and was diagnosed with bowel infection. I was rehydrated and given IV Paracetamol and sent home with oral antibiotics - Flagyl 400 mg thrice daily and Tavanic 500 mg twice daily. I followed a diet of fluids on...  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your history and would like to tell you that Flagyl (Metronidazole) and Tavanic (Levofloxacin) generally cover the bacterial and amoebic causes of dysentery. If I were your physician, I would have suggested you continue the antibiotic course for f...  Read Full »

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