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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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How to ease my pregnant wife's diarrhea symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is due for delivery in another one week. She is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest good tablet.  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If loose motions are watery or associated with blood and mucus in stool or if there is fever, she needs to consult doctor for IV antibiotics or fluids (intravenous). If it is not so then she can take probiotics like (Saccharomyces boulardii) Econorm sachet once or twice...  Read Full »

How to provide nutritious food to my 10-year-old child?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 10 years old. As a parent, I want to know how nutrition would help in promoting healthy digestion in children. How does hydration help in this process? What is the importance of taking dietary fiber in a child's diet? How do probiotics help in improving digestive health in chi...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Promoting healthy digestion in children is crucial for their overall well-being and development. Here is how nutrition plays a role in supporting digestive health in children: 1. Hydration: Adequate hydration is essential for maintaining health...  Read Full »

I have had diarrhea despite medication. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having liquid stools once a day for the past month. I went to the doctor, who gave me Rifaximin and probiotics. After taking the medicine, the stool became solid, but when I stopped the medicine after a few days, the problem returned. This problem started after I accompanied...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. You have had a treatment failure for your acute diarrhea. I recommend doing a stool analysis and reverting with the result. Please take the following medicines: 1. Tablet Thalazole (Phthalylsulfathiazol...  Read Full »

Why is my baby passing stools for five times a day?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

There is no reduction in the frequency of motion in a child after giving pre and probiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 2 months old and he is suffering from motions 9 to 10 times a day. I gave him Cefixime six drops and prebiotic and probiotic 1 ml two times a day but there is no improvement. Please give me advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no role of Cefixime in loose motions without bloody stools in children. Also, children below the age of six months pass stools 10 to 15 times per day or once in 2 to 3 days. So, do not worry. There may be a possibility that you may have changed the formula or f...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurrent H.pylori infections. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with H. pylori about 1.5 years ago and underwent a 14-day triple therapy, which was effective at that time. However, I recently tested positive again, and the prescribed treatment is the same triple therapy with bismuth. Unfortunately, due to numerous side effects, I cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Regarding your H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) situation: Please share how the recent diagnosis of H. pylori was made. Was it through a blood test, stool test, breath test, or a biopsy during endoscopy? If you ...  Read Full »

I feel bloated and get loose motion just after eating food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I sit or lay down to rest or sleep just after taking food I get loose motion. Often, it is mucus loose motion and high headache. Also, I get vomit. What is my problem? What treatment should I take for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The urge to defecate following food intake is a common digestive complaint, usually attributed to physiological causes such as the gastrocolic reflex, which stimulates the colon when the stomach is stretched. However, if this reflex becomes urgent, uncontrollable, or ...  Read Full »

I am having frequent diarrhea episodes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 47-year-old male. Recently, I have been experiencing frequent episodes of diarrhea and would appreciate guidance on its potential causes, management, and when it might be necessary to seek medical attention. Additionally, are there specific symptoms or warning signs I should be a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diarrhea can be related to gut infections, known as infective diarrhea, or it can be non-infective due to certain foods, gut sensitivity, etc. Alarming features include persistent symptoms lasting more than four weeks, blood in stools or black-colored stools, uninten...  Read Full »

I want to know about the effects of probiotics on gut health. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing frequent bloating and acidity, and I have heard about the role of gut microbiota and probiotics in digestion. As a woman in my 40s, I am curious about how these might be affecting my digestive health. Can you explain the connection between gut microbiota, probio...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Alterations in gut microbiota can cause infection and affect our digestive system. It can cause symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. Probiotics are used to treat such minor infections and they increase our digestive system productivity. Acidi...  Read Full »

I am seeking detailed information on synbiotics. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know something about synbiotics. I have heard about the combined use of prebiotics and probiotics, and now I would like to gain insights into how synbiotics can contribute to my overall digestive well-being. What exactly are synbiotics, and how do they contribute to gut ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Synbiotics refer to the combined use of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support gut health, while prebiotics are compounds that nourish these bacteria. The synergy between p...  Read Full »

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