Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts that help keep our gut healthy. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most common types of probiotics. Probiotics food includes yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, etc.

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My son passes motion immediately after eating any food. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1 year 9 months old. He had severe diarrhea when he was 6 months old. After that, his stomach became very sensitive with chronic indigestion and poor weight gain. He is around 10 kg. His birth weight was 2.7 kg. His diet is very restricted and limited. I give baby formula, r...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Try modifying the child's diet to home-based diet that includes cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Do not give products like biscuits, chips, and chocolates. You have already investigated for celiac. Now, you can get stool pH and fecal reducing substance tests...  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 »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ac...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have diarrhea after Azithromycin and how to stop it?

Query: Hello doctor,I took a single dosage of Azithromycin tablet at around 9.30 AM this morning for my chlamydia infection, and about an hour later, I had diarrhea. Will I need to retake the antibiotic? Will my diarrhea stop after the effectiveness of the antibiotic fade?Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your symptoms. Do not worry, as your diarrhea is the common side effect of Azithromycin. It will settle down once you stop Azithromycin tablet. I suggest you take probiotics twice daily for three days. If diarrhea is persistent or severe, sto...  Read Full »

How does a stomach flu feel like?

Query: Hi doctor,I ate pancakes with honey in the morning and had a glass of wine during lunch four days ago. And in the evening, I had probiotics yogurt, and that night I was throwing up and running to the bathroom nearly a hundred times. It has been three days since then; I still have discomfort in my st...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear that you have been through these miserable times. The issue you are experiencing is stomach flu, which we call acute gastroenteritis in medical terms. It means inflammation of the stomach and bowel. Now, this predominant loss of appetite, vomit...  Read Full »

How can I know the reason for blood in my stool?

Query: Hi doctor,I got blood in the stool. I was doing a job in night shift and daily I ate guava and papaya. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stool sample should be sent for microscopic examination, routine and microscopy, to see if it is blood or not. It could be colitis or gastroenteritis. The stool test will make it clear whether there is an infection or it is just due to the disturbed gastrointestinal ...  Read Full »

How to manage my 18-month-old child passing stool with blood often?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 18 months old with a weight of 10 kilograms. He passed stool after 3 to 4 days and it was not too hard. He was not willing to eat and so we did a little bit of forced feeding. He is a very active child. Twenty days back, he passed stool after three days. I saw a bloodstain on...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like dysentery. He needs to take a course of antibiotics for seven to ten days. Please mention whether he has a previous history of constipation. Please mention whether he has any perianal rash or any trauma in the anal region. It often occurs in constipation. ...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain with bloating for five months. Can I have colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had abdominal pain for five months. It is mainly under the right side ribs along the right flank. I also have some pain on the left. I feel gassy and bloated. The stomach makes some crazy noises. I was constipated for a few months, but now I have constant diarrhea. I am going to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your question, most likely it is not colon cancer. The problems are due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora. Our gut consists of its own environment of a microorganism called gut flora. They are responsible for proper digestion of food. Once this flora is depleted...  Read Full »

I start to vomit in the morning when the wind touches my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old unmarried male weighing 86 kg. From the past 15 months, whenever I go out in the morning from around 4 AM to 9 AM, and especially when the wind touches my face I start vomiting. After 9 AM, I do not have any such problem on going out. I do not have any other medical...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely experiencing the symptom due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora, which may cause symptoms of bloating, belching, vomiting, constipation, etc. I would suggest you try the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take tr...  Read Full »

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