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Loose motion. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello name is XXXXXXX .
User:I am having loose motions since night...8-10 times went to loo..
User:On saturday, I went for bike trip..came back yesterday night only..
User:Can you please suggest me medicines to cure.
Doctor:May I know your age/
Doctor:Do you have vomiting, abdominal pain, fever associated with your symptoms?
Doctor:Are you passing blood in stools?
User:I do have pain right now..
User:but no vomiting or fever...just feeling sleep deprived and tired.
User:No no blood..
Doctor:The symptoms you have are typical of acute gastroenteritis.
Doctor:The cause is usually related to infection - ameoba probably.
User:yeah may be i ate alot during d i was riding the didn't get digested properly.
User:Okay yeah.
Doctor:Such conditions are usually treated with a course of antibiotic.
Doctor:However since the symptoms are very recent, I would suggest you to try the followign.
Doctor:1. Take sporolac XXXXXXX
User:do u mean ORS?
Doctor:This is a XXXXXXX available over the counter.
User:Do u mean our office reception..?sorry.
Doctor:It's not ORS, a XXXXXXX contain lactobacillus supplements
Doctor:Over the counter at a pharmacy, not at your reception. Anyway nice humor...
User:hehe okay...sure..
Doctor:The lactobacillus supplements give added benefits.
Doctor:They can be taken thrice a day.
Doctor:for next few days.
Doctor:Along with it, you may also take ORS feeds.
Doctor:Drink plenty of water.
Doctor:If the pain is severe, you can try meftal tablets, twice a day after food.
Doctor:Watch for the progress of the symptoms.
Doctor:If the intensity of stool worsens or if you develop more pain/fever or bloody stools,
Doctor:see your physician for blood and stool test.
Doctor:Antibiotics can also be started then.
User:hmm okay sir..
Doctor:Loperamide which is also useful in treating loose stools
Doctor:can be tried if the stools are persistent.
Doctor:Do not try it if the symptoms are resolving.
Doctor:Hope you have followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes I followd that..
User:Thankyou Sir..
User:No,I dont have any other query..
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Thanks for your time Doctor..
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye sir.
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