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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr....
User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   how are you?
Doctor :   Iam FINE
User :   my mom is having loose motions since yesterday night
Doctor :   Is she having fever?
User :   pls suggest some medicine
User :   no
Doctor :   Is she having vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did she try taking ORS solutions?
User :   it offten happens with her.....when ever she eats a little more than her diet she gets loose motions
Doctor :   Or some elecrobion AAAAAAA
User :   ORS after loose motions or before?
Doctor :   How frequently?
Doctor :   Ors to be taken after stool
User :   4 to 5 times
Doctor :   to replenish the lost electrolytes
Doctor :   ok
User :   no she has not taken ORS
Doctor :   Is She having watery stool/
Doctor :   Or is the stool sticky?
User :   watery
Doctor :   Is she having the urge to go to toilet immediately after eood?
Doctor :   food?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if it is watery the probability is that it is a normal diarrhoea
User :   no
User :   since morning she had lemon juice and curd rice
Doctor :   Start taking ors \elecrobion XXXXXXXX with water after each stool
Doctor :   like a glass of it just after stool
User :   ok
Doctor :   it comes in different flavours
User :   ok
User :   not to worry much
User :   right
Doctor :   And if still not controlled tablets are available
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but take oral fluids
Doctor :   to prevent diarrhoea
Doctor :   to prevent dehydration
Doctor :   if she cant take go to a doctor
Doctor :   to start iv fluids
Doctor :   Make sure she has no fever and vomiting
User :   what is the reason for having stools frequently.....
Doctor :   in that case it can be acute gastroenteritis
User :   i mean, if she eats more than her normal diet
Doctor :   it happens due to irritation of stool
Doctor :   of intestine
Doctor :   by toxins
User :   ok
Doctor :   from bacteria
Doctor :   it will get corrected mostly with in 1-2 days
User :   is it ok to take normal diet
Doctor :   but if still persisting
User :   or she has to be on fluids
Doctor :   you might need consulatation
User :   ok
Doctor :   take liquid foods more
Doctor :   dont take any spicy or oily food
Doctor :   drink lots of water either as juices or ors
Doctor :   avoid tea or coffee
User :   is black coffee advisable
Doctor :   black tea with lemon is good
User :   ok
User :   any other care to be taken
Doctor :   Buttermilk is one of the most effective home remedies in the treatment of diarrhoea. Buttermilk is the residual milk left after the fat has been removed from curd by churning. It helps overcome harmful intestinal flora. The acid in the buttermilk also fights germs and bacteria. Buttermilk may be taken with a pinch of salt three or four times a day for controlling this disease.
Doctor :   Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhoea. It supplies water to combat dehydration; replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, and magnesium; supplies pectin; and coats the intestine to allay inflammation
Doctor :   Fenugreek leaves are useful in diarrhoea. One teaspoon of seeds which have been boiled and fried in butter should be taken with a cup of buttermilk twice daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   Other useful methods for the treatment of diarrhoea are the application of cold compress at 15.6°C on the abdomen and a cold hip bath at 4.5degree C-1Odegree C. The procedure for cold compress is to wring a folded cloth from cold water and apply it on the abdomen. The wringing should be just sufficient to prevent dripping.
Doctor :   The compress should be renewed every fifteen to twenty minutes.
Doctor :   After the condition improves, meals can be enlarged gradually to include cooked vegetables, whole rice, and soured milk. Raw foods should be taken only after the patient completely recovers.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So try these home remedies too
User :   thats good
User :   ok
Doctor :   she will be ok soon
User :   Thank you Dr ... for your valuable advice.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can hep you with?
User :   no
User :   thank you once gain
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting bye for now.........
User :   again
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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