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Suffering Loose Motion
I am suffering from loose motion since early morning. I'm already gone 3 times for potty. Please give me suggestion.
I presume you are: Speaking about frequent, loose bowel movements, often called diarrhea. It is not unusual to go on for a day or two, usually due to mild viral illness or food "poisoning." Drink plenty of clear liquids: water, broth, juice (avoid caffeine/alcohol).Try soda crackers, toast, eggs, rice or chicken. Avoid dairy, fatty, high fiber/highly seasoned foods. OTC meds OK: Imodium A-D, Pepto-Bismol. Stay well! ...Read more
Virus or allergies: I am thinking loose stools is what you mean, and no fever or vomiting? Has he started solids, or changed his diet recently? Loose stools are often a sign of food sensitivity. If you have just switched him to dairy formula or are trying out new foods, try to eliminate them one at a time to see if he returns to normal. If not, follow up with your doc. ...Read more
Suffering from loose motion and fever for last 36 hours and medicine is not working. Have tried norflox. Please suggest
My 3 years old daughter is suffering from loose motion she is taking her medicines but right now she did a green motion pls advice?
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
Hello sir, I am suffering from loose motion from last 4 to 5 days and also having gastric problem, I worked in night shifts. I go for loo almost 4t?
See a doctor: The only manner in which this can be accurately diagnosed is to examine the stool and get a thorough history and physical exam. Stool may need cultures, exam for inflammatory cells, etc, before an accurate picture of the problem and plan for treatment can be created. ...Read more
I am 25 weeks 4 days pregnant. Suffering from loose motion. Doctor advice me to take norflox tz. Is it safe to take?
Absolutely not!: Norfloxacin is a fluoroquinolone and should not be used in pregnancy unless benefit far outweighs the risk of fetal defects. The birth defects are most common in the first trimester - which you have completed. I don't know why your doc recommended that? There are safer alternatives for pregnancy -such as amoxicillin. If it's loose BMs you have azithromycin might be best. It's pregnancy category B ...Read more
Worried about my girlfriend. She got her periods delayed by 4 days. She has been suffering from loose motion, fever and slight cough & cold lately.
Sir my son is 3 yrs old and suffering from severe loose motion, total watery motion, I went to docter he suggested for nutrolin b and zinc syrup but s?
Severe diarrhea: How long is he suffering from diarrhea? If this is an on going problem, he needs work up to make a proper diagnosis, but if it is only for few days then you can modify his diet, eliminate all dairy products for 2-3 days, give him plain bread, rice, pasta, boiled or baked potatoes, apples, bananas, soup, crackers farina, keep him well hydrated, introduce regular diet gradually. Good luck ...Read more
My 4 month baby suffering from cold and cough and loose motion since 4 days. My doctor adviced some medicine but there is no improvement. Please help?
Limits on meds: 60% of respiratory infections of children are due viruses (colds). Studies now show very unsafe to give infants cough medications. American Academy if Pediatrucs says no child under six should take these. Most colds pass in a week. Bulb suction for comfort, cool must humidifier. Vaseline on butt to protect from diarrhea. Be patient - if worsens check with your doctor but no meds are recommended ...Read more
Hi my 8.5month baby was suffering from mild fever and loose motion. Doc suggested taxim o dry syrup 4ml twice. With taxim loose motion increased. Help?
I have completeing 27weeks of my pregnancy. In during This days I am suffering from UTI infection last 4 days and loose motion started today morning.
Kidney infection: UTI and kidney infection is taken of promptly to avoid progression in pregnancy. At 27weeks, your UTI has been treated for for 4days already and it sounds you are not feeling better. There was no mention of fever or pain around the kidneys. You need to go back to the obstetrician for reevaluation to rule out pyelonephritis which may require treatment in the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more
Suffering from food poisoning since yesterday night (stomach ache, gastric, vomiting (4 times) n loose motion (5 times). Please suggest best remedy.
What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more
What's the cause?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Clarify your definition of "diarrhea" then call your doctor please to get checked. ...Read more
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Determine cause: If a patient has diarrhea, the important thing is to determine the cause - that way the treatment can be best directed. Food poisoning or 'gastroenteritis' is a common cause. In those cases, the illness is usually self limited and goes away within a few days. If it's something more, like a malabsorption syndrome, then you really need the help of a GI specialist or someone who can evaluate properly ...Read more
Not sure: Please reword your question as I'm not sure what you're asking. Perhaps wording it in a different way will allow one of the doctors on healthtap to be helpful to you. ...Read more
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Yes: If you are asking if a loose bowel movement will impair the effectiveness of your oral contraceptive, the answer is no. If you were having severe explosive diarrhea the the pills could travel through your bowel too fast to be absorbed. This would be very unusual and would require urgent treatment in and of itself. ...Read more
Hi, need something to stop loose motion. (it's due to long term medication and unable to stop those tablets) please give me an advice. Thanks?
Lose stools: Need to what medication is causing the problem and why you taking it for long time, We can make the right suggestions only when we know the clinical situation. ...Read more
My 4.5 yrs son is otherwise active but he vomitted 2 times and is having not exactly loose motion but somewhat loose poty, he is also list his appet?
Stomach flu: This is likely simple viral gastroenteritis. Some people call it the stomach flu. It is not real influenza, but another virus that causes stomach inflammation and vomiting and diarrhea. Slowdown on what you feed him and give him just little bits of liquid every 20 to 30 minutes. If you see signs of dehydration, like dry mouth or slow urine output, taking to see your doctor. ...Read more