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What is the treatment for uncontrollable loose motions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:how can I help you?
User:Hi Dr. XXXXXXX good morning
User:have a daughter 5 years old
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:go ahead with your query Mr. XXXXXXX
User: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
Doctor:The treatment for loose motion and vomiting is giving her ORS
User:no vomitings as of now, did not give any medication for that, though I had domstal syrup at home
User:i gave her ORS ... and frequest water
Doctor:other than that, you don't need to give her anything else
Doctor:keep giving her ORS
Doctor:and if the loose stools don't stop then you should consult a pediatrician to prescribe the right antibiotics
Doctor:self medication is very harmful
Doctor:and I can not give prescriptions online
User:ok, sure, I understand.... I am not in favor of self medication, so I called for advice
Doctor:The mainstay of treatment is ORS
Doctor:antibiotics are indicated only if the infection is bacterial
User:are there chances that things can calm down by ORS itself?
Doctor:viral infections can also cause loose stools
Doctor:generally these infections settle down on their own
Doctor:so antibiotics are not always indicated
User:great! this is very helpful Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:Please continue giving her ORS
Doctor:and if the stools become more frequent
Doctor:or if they become foul smelling
Doctor:and if she develops fever, then please consult a pediatrician
User:sure, I would...
Doctor:important points to remember are, fever, foul smelling stools, and increased frequency of stools
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:ok, sure, I will keep this in mind
User:This is it Dr XXXXXXX This is really helpful
Doctor:thanks for chatting
Doctor:have a good day
User:Thanks for your advice
Doctor:you are welcome
User:same to you too!
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