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Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
I have diarrhea and dysentery since two days. Stomach ache and loose motions. I ate outside food a few days back. Please suggest a remedy.
Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?
Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too.So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses(dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more
What is the safest treatment for non-infectious diarrhea and abdominal cramps and does black tea helpful for this situation?best regard.
The safest: is over the counter anti-diarrhea agents ( eg: Immodium AD) which may or may not be available in your location (Chemical name is Loperamide) NOT RECOMMENDING SPECIFICALLY jsu an example> As far as I know black Tea (eg TANNIN) may have some beneficial effect but its negligible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers