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Zenflox Oz For Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea for 3weeks whilst in Asia. Taking doxycycline daily. Have just been prescribed 800mg ofloxacin and 2 sachets of bioflor daily. Is this ok?
Diarrhea: Based on the countries you traveled to and the food habits the cause of diarrhea can be variable. A stool study done by notifying the lab to look for certain pathogens may be the best option. A certain stool test can determine if there is inflammation (lactoferin). Emperic abx may not always help and may not be needed. Best of luck ...Read more
My 6 year old just had tubes put in and he is on ofloxacin now he has a low grade fever and he has really bad diarrhea what should I do?
Depends: The ear drops are an unlikely cause of any diarrhea and the fact that tubes were recently placed is likely unrelated. Treat as you would anytime he gets the squirts. Keep him well hydrated, push apples, bananas and bland foods. As long as he can pee every 6 hours and seems stable, you can monitor at home. If he seems to be dwindling have him looked at. ...Read more
Down with cold cough and fever (99.5 F). It started with a really bad cough that I got after a severe bout of diarrhea. I was advised to take ORNOF for two days BD to treat diarrhea (Ofloxacin 200mg and ornidazole 500mg). For cough I started taking dectra
I'm having diarrhoea wid abdominal pain anf metronidazole, ofloxacin couldn''t make it better. Plz suggest something?
Diarrhea & stomach: Depending on your full history, Diarrhea & stomach pain is usually worked up with stool cultures, clear fluid diet until culprit can be determined. Sometimes blood cultures needed if have fever or history of travel abroad. If nothing helping GI scope needed for possible biopsy. ...Read more
Can drugs like zenflox forte and Cyclopam and zedex syrup (taken together) show increase in urine porphobilinogen. My daughter, 10 yrs, has no symptom?
Diarrhea: Diarrhea comes from the Greek root words "dia" which means "through" and "rrhea" which means "flow". So diarrhea is something that "flows through" you. Doctors generally agree that 3 loose bowl movements in 24 hrs counts as "diarrhea" although some experts like to debate about that. (We call that arguing VERBAL diarrhea)! ...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. Especially at your age of 67, 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
Explanation: There are many causes of diarrhea and different one could be treated differently. Unfortunately we do not know the reason for your diarrhea. If it's not resolved within 1-2 weeks with dietary approach as rice, bananas, apple sous, you better go to the doctor. You can try diosmectal do 3-4 days. ...Read more
GI symptoms: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. See dr if not resolving. ...Read more
Not really: May help with some of the cramping symptoms but there are better anti diarrhea medications that are over the counter depending on where you live, ask the pharmacist what is available. A common one is lopermide. Petobismal is also a good one. The cause of the diarrhea determines the treatment. ...Read more
Define UR "Diarrhea": Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. Doctors also define "diarrhea" by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Persistent diarrhea warrants evaluation, esp if bleeding, fever, tenderness/pain. ...Read more
Possible causes: Recurrent diarrhea can be due to excessive carbohydrate intake, such as fruit juice. The diarrhea could be caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite. It could be due to food sensitivities or allergies, such as milk or wheat. It also can be a sign of chronic constipation. And less common in this age is Crohns or Ulcerative colitis. A physician can find the cause with evaluation and testing. ...Read more
? Gastroenteritis?: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
I'm worried because my husband has been suffering with diarrhoea since april., what do you suggest?
I was put on noriday pill. Every time I take it. I get diarrhoea within a few hours. Please help..
Use different pill: I am sorry to hear about the Diarrhoea. Regarding Noriday pill and diarrhoea I would suggest you ask your Health practitioner to change the pill or another class of pill regarding contraception.There are other contraceptive pills besides Noriday. I went to the main NHS website regarding Noriday, it stated that if you experience diarrhoea on noriday you should take extra contraceptive precautions. ...Read more
I get a feeling like I have diarrhoea but when I go toilet it's normal just soft I still have feeling now but if I still on loo nothing comes out?
Hi, after having dinner & drinks out on fri night I suffered extreme diarrhoea, now its wed morning & I haven't been able to go to the toilet since.
No: Diahrrhoea is a phenomenon related to the presence of liquid stool in the small intestine. As the liquid passes the terminal ileum and cecum most of the liquid is readsorbed so that the partially liquefied stool in the ascending colon converts to solid stool as it reaches the transverse and left colon where all fluid should be removed. If the water is not resorbed diarrhea forms. ...Read more
Depends: Constant diarrhea means different things to different people. Pudding-constancy stools 2-3 times a day can be normal. Watery stools multiple times per day is not. The treatment depends on the cause (infection, crohn's, ulcerative colitis, celiac, etc.). See a doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
Sure but consider...: Lots of things can cause GI distress/diarrhea--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more