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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Question: Having very watery diehera
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Gastroenteritis, mostly viral , requires symptomatic treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome

Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses and requires only symptomatic treatment, consuming contaminated foods or drinks is another common cause.

You do not need antibiotic and also not anti diarrhoeal agent. But you have taken it (loperamide), kindly wait for few hours. You can take Racecadotril, which is anti diarrhoeal agent.

I would suggest you to drink plenty of water or electrolyte solutions to prevent dehydration.

Add bland foods to your diet, such as bananas, toast, oatmeal and rice in small amounts every couple of hours. Avoid spicy food. Restrict meat for few days.

You can take curd which will be beneficial.
Probiotics like Sporolac or Ecobion will be beneficial.

In case if your symptoms persist, I would suggest you to go to ER.

Hope this helps
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Harish Naik (14 hours later)
Thank You, You may be correct i just sent my son for some electrolyte.. Ill try bananas I have some here. so far it's slowed down, like every two hours I'll take wour advice. Thank you DR.
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Welcome.

If you don't have further queries, kindly rate and close the post.
Wish you speedy recovery.

Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Harish Naik (48 minutes later)
I TOOK A NAP DRANK SOME ELECTROLYTE... hAD A BANANA.. NOW EATING ANOTHER BANANA.. AFTER THE NAP I HAD TO GO AGAIN ..VERY WATERY ALMOST CLEAR? DONT KNOW WHAT TO THINK OF THAT XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Viral gastroenteritis may take two to three day to reduce

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Viral gastroenteritis may take two to three day to reduce. But if you are tired, and dehydrated, I would suggest you to see local doctor fit examination, they on examination can decide on the need of iv fluids.
Hope this helps
Really care
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Suggest treatment for diarrhea

Brief Answer: Gastroenteritis, mostly viral , requires symptomatic treatment Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses and requires only symptomatic treatment, consuming contaminated foods or drinks is another common cause. You do not need antibiotic and also not anti diarrhoeal agent. But you have taken it (loperamide), kindly wait for few hours. You can take Racecadotril, which is anti diarrhoeal agent. I would suggest you to drink plenty of water or electrolyte solutions to prevent dehydration. Add bland foods to your diet, such as bananas, toast, oatmeal and rice in small amounts every couple of hours. Avoid spicy food. Restrict meat for few days. You can take curd which will be beneficial. Probiotics like Sporolac or Ecobion will be beneficial. In case if your symptoms persist, I would suggest you to go to ER. Hope this helps Take care.