What is the treatment for uncontrollable loose motions? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi Dr. XXXXXXX good morning
have a daughter 5 years old
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since last 2 days, she's had loose motions 3 times, very watery, she's not able to control at times. she did not have any outside food, but had a very exhaustive day in school on Thursday/ friday. Vomited twice (once on thursday, once friday). What immediate remedy would you suggest for loose motions. I have Metronidazole benzoate oral suspension IP at home
i gave her ORS ... and frequest water
other than that, you don't need to give her anything else
keep giving her ORS
and if the loose stools don't stop then you should consult a pediatrician to prescribe the right antibiotics
and I can not give prescriptions online
ok, sure, I understand.... I am not in favor of self medication, so I called for advice
The mainstay of treatment is ORS
antibiotics are indicated only if the infection is bacterial
are there chances that things can calm down by ORS itself?
viral infections can also cause loose stools
generally these infections settle down on their own
so antibiotics are not always indicated
great! this is very helpful Dr XXXXXXX
Please continue giving her ORS
and if the stools become more frequent
or if they become foul smelling
sure, I would...
important points to remember are, fever, foul smelling stools, and increased frequency of stools
is there anything else I can help you with?
ok, sure, I will keep this in mind
This is it Dr XXXXXXX This is really helpful
thanks for chatting
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Thanks for your advice
you are welcome
same to you too!
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