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Loose motion, constipation. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX
User:my husband is having a stomach proble
User:he has been having loose motions since 5:00 in the morning
User:he's had it 5-6 times
User:he has to go out now.
User:can you suggest any medicine to make him feel better
User:he is feeling weak right now
Doctor:May I know if he has vomiting and fever too?
Doctor:Did he pass blood in the stool?
User:no vomiting no fever
User:no blood in the stool
User:but he's been having constipation
Doctor:Is he taking any medicines for constipation?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Your symptoms is probably having infective gastroenteritis where the probable cause could be amoeba (parasite) or bacterial.
Doctor:I would suggest you to take him to a nearby hospital.
Doctor:A clinical examination and stool test may be needed.
Doctor:In the meantime, you can try fenugreek seeds.
Doctor:Ask him to drink plenty of water and take oral rehydrating salts (ORS) along with it.
User:can i give him lopramide now for temperory relief?
Doctor:Antibiotic like ciprofloxacin + metronidazole or alternatives may need to be started.
Doctor:Loperamide can be taken, but needs to be supplemented with the antibiotics.
Doctor:You can also add ORS and sporolac tablet 1 tablet twice a day to it.
User:he has had a nephrectomy surgery a year back
User:we have this tablet
Doctor:Diarrhea can cause dehydration. In some one with nephrectomy this needs to be addressed at the earliest.
User:Sporlac - Lactic Acid Bacillus
User:should this be given to him?
Doctor:Start him on ORS + sporolac (lactic acid bacillus) tablets.
Doctor:Encourage him to drink plenty of water.
Doctor:Fenugreek seeds have useful benefits too.
User:the dietician had told not to take fenugreet seeds
User:i have powdered fenugreek seeds
User:should i give him?
User:and how much?
Doctor:I am not sure why fenugreek seeds are contraindicated,
Doctor:but if they have advised him not to take it, do not take them.
Doctor:Start him on other treatment, and visit a nearest hospital.
Doctor:There they can start him on antibiotic treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:have given him the tablet
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:I wish a speedy recovery of your husband.
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