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Loose motions. No relief from electral and eldoper. Help - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello dr XXXXXXX
User:since yesterday while returning from a vacation i have been feeling very weak
User:n last nite onwards my stomach is in very bad shape
User:i had loose motion bout some 5-6 times
User:n it just doesnt seem to stop
User:i had a bottle full of electral in the morning
User:glass of lite butter milk
Doctor:Did you feel better?
User:n about 3 eldoper since midnite
User:no change
User:i still feel like having loose motion
User:feeling weak
User:no taste...
User:what wud you suggest
Doctor:When was the last episode?
Doctor:Do you have abdominal cramps?
User:about 8am
Doctor:Are you vomiting or feel like vomiting?
User:none of these
User:gastric i feel
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Can you describe the consistency of stool - is it watery?
User:absolute water
Doctor:Do you find mucous or blood spots in it?
Doctor:Did you eat out during the travel?
User:oh lot of eating...
User:but all was looking ok
User:water was n stool were all perfect till yesterday moring
Doctor:Do you have suffer from diabetes, thyroid problems?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms you describe are suggestive of gastroenteritis.
Doctor:The cause is generally infective - either parasitic or bacterial.
Doctor:As you persist to have loose stools and give history of eating outside, it is better that you take a course of antibiotic.
Doctor:We generally suggest ciprofloxacin/oflaxacin with tinidazole to take care of both bacteria and parasites
Doctor:Along with it, antisecretory drug like racecadotril (Redotil) twice a day will give you relief.
Doctor:As these are prescription only medication
Doctor:you need to get a prescription from your doctor to obtain it.
Doctor:It is easily available at any pharmacy with a prescription.
User:what is the dosage for these
Doctor:Continue taking lot of fluids and electrolytes.
User:can i have curd rice for lunch
Doctor:In addition, lactobacillus supplements which are available in the name of sporolac is recommended.
Doctor:Sporolac is available over the counter and you can take this thrice a day.
User:dosage for medicines please...
Doctor:You can have curd rice and other diet which are soft.
Doctor:Sporolac is available in a single dose - available as
Doctor:I mean containing 1.25 billion cells per tablet.
User:what is the dosage for other medicine u gave
Doctor:Antibiotics are available in the dose of 500mg
Doctor:A physician can give you the details about it along with the frequency in his prescription.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:if you can suggest the dosage too
Doctor:As dosage of medication/frequency depend on the body weight, severity of the condition and general condition,
Doctor:without a clinical examination, it is not ethical to suggest them to you.
Doctor:I would advice you to take a prescription from a local doctor.
Doctor:DO you follow?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:sorry...was on a call
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks
User:thank u so much for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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