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Medication and diet advice for severe diarhhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi i have been having severe diarrhea and vomiting since wed nesday started after i was in contact with someone who had a stomach virus. I have tried imodium but the diarrhea has been so consistent that i cannot sleep. I cannot get to my doctor for fear of a bowel movement....any suggestions for the diarrhea
Doctor :   Do not take imodium any more
Doctor :   it stops the intestinal movement and locks the infection inside , facilitating its colonization
Doctor :   Take Cap ZEDOTT 100 ( Racecadrotil ) thrice a day after food for three days
Doctor :   and take good amount of fluids
Doctor :   avoid hard and solid foods
User :   what is that cap?
Doctor :   its a capsule which draws the water from the intestinal lumen and form bulk feces
User :   where do i get it
Doctor :   also take Tab Pan D once in the morning before food for three days , this will control the vomiting
Doctor :   you will get it in the pharmacy
User :   ok will it help with the stomach pains
User :   what should i eat
Doctor :   even after modiffied diet and the medicines i advised the loose stools and vomiting do not stop , then you may need a stool test and physical examination after which you will be put on antibiotics
Doctor :   yes, the medicines do help for stomach pain
User :   do i need a prescription
Doctor :   No , you dont
Doctor :   take re hydration fluids like ORS , fruit juices , butter milk , tender coconut water
User :   how long will it take to subside do u think?
Doctor :   three days with the medication if its not a serious infection
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   thanks hope it works
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye thanks
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