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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I was very constipated about 10 days ago. My pharmacist recommended a berry tasting liquid which definitely got things moving. I had probably 15 cases of diareahha in 24 hours. However, I am still have wet watery bowel movements about 4-5 times per day, little to no appetite.
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Oral fluids

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question on HCM

I do understand your concern

“As” per your clinical history is concerned you have loose motions and appetite loss so first of all stop that medication which caused loose motion. Do a stool examination to rule out any infection present or not and if no infection present drink plenty of liquid orally or you can make a [ORS] by adding ½ teaspoon of salt and 6 teaspoons of sugar to 4 cups of drinking water. Stir thoroughly until the salt and sugar dissolve completely. Drink this homemade [ORS] several times a day after every bowel movements. You can take plain [Yogurt] 2 teaspoons twice a day to normalize bacterial flora.

Hope that helps
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