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 baby passes stools about five times a day. Is it diarrhea?

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 »

Is fecal transplant a treatment option for dysbiosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a microbiome imbalance. It seems like dysbiosis or leaky gut or overgrowth of pathogens. It makes me feel sick. I take probiotics and a good diet to manage these symptoms. But when I am not taking it, my symptom flares up. I read about fecal transplants. Is this something that c...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) presents with excessive gas, abdominal fullness, pain, diarrhea, or altered bowel habits. You have not mentioned the predominant symptom present in your case. It is important to know before having treatment. Fecal tr...  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 Urge to defecate following the intake of food is a common digestive complaint and it in most cases is due to physiological causes.Due to gastrocolic reflex whenever your stomach is stretched it stimulates the colon and leads to passing stools.But, however, if the same ...  Read Full »

Are there any side effects of Levofloxacin and Azithromycin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male and I weigh 46 kg. Over the last seven months, I am suffering from fever along with chest and back pain. I also have body ache and little blocked nose but not runny nose. The mucus keeps coming out from my mouth. I have headache and I feel very tired. My stool is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. It is right that tablet Azithromycin might cause heart disorder like increased abnormal rhythm and this is seen usually in the elderly age group. At 19 years of age and if you have no known cardi...  Read Full »

How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, sto...  Read Full »

I have been anxious because I suspect that I have IBS. Can I start taking probiotics and focus on exercise instead of antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it fine to stop Satrogyl after one dose since I have finished five days of antibiotics, four days of Oflotas Oz, and one day of Satrogyl O. I have been anxious before eating out for five days ago with work stuff, and I have already been suspected of IBS before? Is it okay for me to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A total of five days of antibiotics is good if you feel your symptoms have improved for which you are taking it. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) has a very close relationship with anxiety and stress. I would suggest probiotics, but I can not assure you about herbal pr...  Read Full »

Why am I having white vaginal discharge with weight loss and pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white discharge problem since 3 to 4 years. I tested vaginal swab and my reports showed staphylococcus aureus isolated. I have weight loss and pimples problems also.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to White discharge is a common problem among sexually active females and there are a few things to be kept in mind. 1. Do not take extra care for your private parts by using intimate washes, perfumes, and douches. They wash away your normal protective vaginal flora. Just was...  Read Full »

I took probiotics, which increased my masturbation frequency. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I took probiotics. It increased my masturbation frequency. I am now compelled to masturbate every 30 minutes. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Many people think they are addicted to masturbation or sex, whereas they are just used to masturbating or having sex regularly and cannot quit easily. Addiction is problematic, and being used to it is not, though there is only a thin line separating both. Masturbation o...  Read Full »

Can cold and sinus problem aggravate my peptic ulcer symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with peptic ulcer four months back, and I was put on Omeprazole. I took it for three and a half weeks, but then due to horrendous side effects and the need for an H.pylori test, I stopped taking it for around 10 days. The H.pylori test came back negative. I was th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most likely, your symptoms are aggravated by the sinus infection. As H.pylori is negative and you are responding to Lansoprazole, I do not think an urgent endoscopy is required. I would suggest you switch over to Nexium (Esomeprazole), initially take it 40 mg twice...  Read Full »

Which probiotic is good?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a good probiotic. I have read conflicting results online and do not know which ones are a rip-off or legitimate. It seems for one to be effective, one needs to survive the trip to your intestines, and too many make that claim without knowing if it is true. Can you recom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to Well, it is very hard to define which probiotic is the best one. Since microbiota (pooled microorganisms in your gut) is completely different from the other person, and for one to know what range of microbiota is present in your gut, you have to get it tested by gi...  Read Full »

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