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What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

Depends on cause.: There are many things that can give a child cramps, ranging from constipation, lactose intolerance, and gas to recurrent abdominal pain of childhood. Please have your child seen by his/her doctor to determine the cause; once you have a diagnosis, then appropriate treatment can be determined. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

FLUIDS: The most important thing is hydration. Infants can become dehydrated quickly. Pedialyte is a great fluid to start with. Wait 30-45 minutes after a vomiting episode before introducing small amount (1-2 teaspoons) and wait 10-15 minutes and offer a small amount more. When no longer vomiting increase fluids and introduce solids (bland) small amounts. If still vomiting see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for diarrhea I have gone to toilet 20 times and I am feeling very weak. Pls help!?

Any home remedy for diarrhea I have gone to toilet 20 times and I am feeling very weak. Pls help!?

Diarrhea: See a doctor to get proper treatment. Infectious diarrhea is treated one way. Reactive diarrhea is treated in opposite fashion. If you treat it wrong you will make it worse. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Viral gastroenteriti: Most likely explanation given your age, constellation of symptoms and course of improvement is acute viral gastroenteritis. Food poisoning is another possibility. Newly acquired h pylori infection of stomach could present this way. Expect recovery but if symptoms persist or worsen see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since I ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as I got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so I

What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since I ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as I got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so I

I: I think that you need an antiemetic, either as a suppositorie or an orally disintegrating tablet, which is not available over the counter. Therefore, you may have to visit the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved. They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash. It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks. They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get treatment for diarrhea?

What is a good way to get treatment for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Simple diarrhea can be managed just by pushing fluids containing electrolytes like gatorade. More severe ones mandates discontinuing food except rice, apples, toast and bananas in addition to fluids. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of diarrhea?

What's the best treatment to get rid of diarrhea?

Depends: If the diarrhea is due to an infection by a virus, it will need to run its course. You can help things along by taking a probiotic (healthy bacteria such as lactobacillus species) daily until better. Diarrhea due to bacterial infections sometimes require antibiotic therapy. Diarrhea that persists more than 2 weeks, or bloody diarrhea of any duration, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bloody diarrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bloody diarrhea?

May be serious issue: Bloody diarrhea is not normal and deserves medical evaluation! Blood on toilet tissue or as a self-limited streak of blood on stool may be hemorrhoidal, anal fissure, or a local rectal process. However, seeing blood with diarrhea may be due to invasive infection, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic colitis, caustic or mechanical damage (colonics), or even a brisk upper GI bleed. See a doctor! ...Read more

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Vomiting and fever equals 38º without diarrhea. What is the treatment?

Vomiting and fever equals 38º without diarrhea. What is the treatment?

Fluid and rest: No medicines are needed for what sounds like a stomach "flu" caused almost always by a virus. Your body needs to fight this off on its own. Your job is to keep yourself hydrated. Do tiny sips of water or Gatorade, wait a couple of minutes and do another tiny sip. Too much at once will make you vomit again, so go slow and frequently to keep up with the fluids. Rest to let your body fight! ...Read more

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What is best treatment for exteme diarrhea and stomach pain?

Please go to ED: If you have extreme diarrhea, that may cause dehydration. Its best to go to ed and evaluated. ...Read more

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What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

BRAT: Try brat diet- banana, rice, apple sauce, tea. Try to avoid milk and dairy products. Keep yourself well hydrated to prevent dehydration. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Is yoghurt or mint remedy for diarrhea?

Possibly yougurt: Yogurt with live or active cultures can put back some good bacteria in your GI system. ...Read more

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Treatment fo diarrhea for 13month old boy?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea in infancy and toddlers, means watery and frequent bowel movements; if it is like mustard and not frequent it is not diarrhea; treat with pedialyte liquids and feed him bananas, plain white rice; applesauce and toast if he is hungry; keep him hydrated... If diarrhea continues or he seems sluggish, call his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for diarrhea for an adult?

What is the best treatment for diarrhea for an adult?

Diarrhea: Assuming its acute diarrhea - I would go on a clear liquid diet for at least 24hrs - anything you can see thru you can have except alcohol. This will keep you hydrated. Then add food back slowly - starting with a brat diet bananas, rice cereal applesauce and toast. No diary products for at least several days and avoid spicy greasy foods. Immodium/kaopectate works also. ...Read more

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What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

Find cause first: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for traveler's diarrhea?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for traveler's diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Traveler's diarrhea (td) is a bacterial diarrhea spread in water and food. Different countries have different bacteria with different susceptibility to antibiotics. The symptoms of diarrhea can be treated with loperamide, but the bacterial cause has several different antibiotics recommended. Talk with your travel medicine specialist to get up-to-date advice. It is best to learn to prevent td. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best remedy for diarrhea?

Can any doc tell me what's the best remedy for diarrhea?

Diarrhea.: If it is just a one time episode of diarrhea, an over the counter medicine such as Imodium is OK to try. If you have chronic diarrhea, you should not try medicines at all, but instead see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause of the diarrhea. Good work. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Previously, antibiotics such as tetracycline, Ampicillin and co-trimoxazole were effective, but resistance is now a problem. Fluoroquinolones such as norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone are effective, depending on the resistance patterns in the area/country. ...Read more

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Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Hydrate: Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, I would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea from treatment with antibiotics?

Is it normal to have diarrhea from treatment with antibiotics?

Depends: If your being treated with potent antibiotics, multiple antibiotics, or prolonged antibiotic therapy diarhea can occur. It kills off the normal flora in the bowels and an overgrowth oportunistic organisms can occur. The normal flora usually keeps the bugs in check but the abx kills them off and allows the rogue bacteria to grow and cause the symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe a good treatment for chemo induced diarrhea?

Supportive care: It is treated mainly supportively-i.e. You need to keep yourself hydrated obviously. You can try gatorade, or pedialyte for hydration. What kind of chemo? If no fever, no blood or mucuous in stool- after you discuss with your oncologist- anti diarrhea can be considered. If diarrhea persist for 3 days or more-iv hydration and perhaps antibiotics should be considered. Discuss with onc in detail. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for diarrhea?

Is there a treatment for diarrhea?

Yes: But which treatment depends on the cause of your diarrhea. There are non-specific treatments like over the counter Imodium (loperamide) which slow the gut down thus limiting symptoms. Other treatments include antibiotics, for bacterial causes of diarrhea, as well as anti-pararsitic, and toxin binding therapies (see c.Difficile diarrhea). That all said, the most important "treatment" is good hydration! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diarrhea?

Fluids fluids fluids: Drinks plenty of fluids to keep up with the fluid losses. There are medications that can slow down the diarrhea such as lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) but they may prolong the episode of the loose stools. Its better to let the body flush it out naturally, while you keep up with the fluid losses. ...Read more

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What is travler diarrhea? And how treatment? (medicatio)

Infectious Diarrhea: International travelers may get diarrhea with cramps and often, low grade fever, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and sometimes blood in stools. Can try pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) alka seltzer, but antibiotics most helpful. Most common cause is enterotoxigenic escherichia coli (etec) for which can be hard to test. If high fever, severe chills, dehydration or other signs of concern, get seen. ...Read more

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What is the most effective and fast-acting OTC remedy for traveler's diarrhea?

What is the most effective and fast-acting OTC remedy for traveler's diarrhea?

Travelers diarrea: In typical mild cases hydration and electrolyte replacement is recommended but pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has been used 4 times per day to reduce diarrea ...Read more

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Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Are tampons a good remedy for intractable diarrhea? If so, where do you put it?

Bad idea: Tampons are meant for uterine/vaginal bleeding. You insert it, it expands when wet, can't migrate farther up, and can be reasonably easily removed. Foreign bodies in the rectum can migrate up, beyond the reach for retrievel (unpleasant at best), and arguably could cause a bowel obstruction. See your doc, find out why you have diarrhea, and treat it the right way. ...Read more

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