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Diarrhoea for 3weeks whilst in Asia. Taking doxycycline daily. Have just been prescribed 800mg ofloxacin and 2 sachets of bioflor daily. Is this ok?

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

Dr. David Fredricks
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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?

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

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I'm having diarrhoea wid abdominal pain anf metronidazole, ofloxacin couldn''t make it better. Plz suggest something?

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

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After descentry, and after medication of zenflox, no motion since last 72 hrs? What to do?

After descentry, and after medication of zenflox, no motion since last 72 hrs? What to do?

Nothing to worry: It is not uncommon after severe diarrhea to have no bm for several days as the intestines were emptied entirely and take time to refill and then move as a bm. So you do not need to do anything. When the right time comes you will have a bm. ...Read more

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What is diarrhoea?

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

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I have diarrhoea help?

I have diarrhoea help?

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

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What causes diarrhoea?

What causes diarrhoea?

Many possibilities: This can be due to infection, changes in diet, inflammatory (non-infectious) bowel disease, and others. Be more specific and can answer with regard to the pathophysiologic process of that particular condition. ...Read more

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What is the cause of diarrhoea in men?

What is the cause of diarrhoea in men?

The male gender gets: The same kinds of diarrhea as females which include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and toxins. ...Read more

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Why is my diarrhoea illiminous green?

Why is my diarrhoea illiminous green?

Bile: Green color of stool may be due to something you are and from the presence of bile salts in the feces. See this site for more information on the different color of stool.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/stool-color/an00772. ...Read more

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How to stop diarrhoea without medication?

Depends on the cause: Of your frequent, loose stools. Would obtain medical evaluation to explore this further. Take care. ...Read more

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Is diosmectal a good med to treat diarrhoea.?

Is diosmectal a good med to treat diarrhoea.?

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

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Non-stop diarrhoea that now hurts help! What can I do?

Non-stop diarrhoea that now hurts help! What can I do?

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

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Is busopan good for diarrhoea? Say if you're going overseas

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

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What does it mean as I've had diarrhoea for more than 2 weeks?

What does it mean as I've had diarrhoea for more than 2 weeks?

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

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My son age is13 months. He has suffering diarrhoea frequently. Please suggest?

My son age is13 months. He has suffering diarrhoea frequently. Please suggest?

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

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Diarrhoea all evening which I've never had before and it's getting worse, what could it be?

Diarrhoea all evening which I've never had before and it's getting worse, what could it be?

? 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

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Having been in contact with someone with sickness & diarrhoea how long before I am in the clear?

Depends: Not all causes of diarrhea transmit from person-to-person and if they do the incubation period varies depending upon the bug and amount of exposure. Usually secondary cases show up in a couples of days but some can be 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my husband has been suffering with diarrhoea since april., what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my husband has been suffering with diarrhoea since april., what do you suggest?

Get him seen: By a competent gastroenterologist. He may have celiac sprue, tropical sprue, colitis / inflammatory bowel disease, salmonella that's hanging on, a VIPoma of the pancreas, a gastrinoma, a colon tumor, Whipple's, giardiasis -- or any of dozens of others. ...Read more

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I was put on noriday pill. Every time I take it. I get diarrhoea within a few hours. Please help..

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

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Hi I m medical student please dr tell me if diarrhoea becomes chronic then waht we have to do further?

Sigmoidosopy: This could be nothing but irritable bowel syndrome, especially that you might be under stress from studying and taking tests. However, if you develop abdominal cramps or rectal bleeding, then you would need to have a sigmoidoscopy to rule out colitis. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Diarrhea: When diarrhea has been profuse it is very common to go a few days without any bowel movement. This will come in time as long as you feel back to normal and are eating a normal diet. It may take your bowel function a little longer to fully normalize. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause diarrhoea?

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

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What to avoid while taking ofloxacin?

What to avoid while taking ofloxacin?

Safe in all regards: Ofloxacin eye drops have minimal systemic absorption and there are no contraindications to other meds while taking it. ...Read more

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What's is the cure for constant diarrhoea?

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

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Can overuse of phyrnx lozenges causes diarrhoea?

Can overuse of phyrnx lozenges causes diarrhoea?

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

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Is it okay to give cerelac if the baby has diarrhoea?

Yes: It contains milk and flour, so if the baby is lactose intolerant or has food hypersensitivity to milk or wheat products, it could contribute to loose stools and/or diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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