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Suggest Treatment For Persistent Diarrhea

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: I have been suffering from diarrhea for eight days straight. It doesn't seem to be getting better. I don't normally suffer from any stomach issues.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
ORS is the mainstay of treatment

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone very carefully through your query. You have diarrhea. I do not think that you need to be concerned about the duration and it is likely to be self-limiting. All you need to do is to maintain proper hydration. In order to relieve yourself, you need to do the following:
* Take plenty of ORS (oral rehydration solution) to replenish the lost fluids and salts.
* Your diarrhea is leading to depletion of electrolytes and is thereby affecting the muscle function, thus leading to various types of aches. Take juicy fruits like citrus fruits. They contain plenty of potassium which should help in proper functioning of the muscles and in reduction of the cramps.
* Take curd or yogurt on daily basis. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help.
* Stress reduction has a very important role to play. Yoga and meditation should help.

Hopefully that should help.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Persistent Diarrhea

Brief Answer: ORS is the mainstay of treatment Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone very carefully through your query. You have diarrhea. I do not think that you need to be concerned about the duration and it is likely to be self-limiting. All you need to do is to maintain proper hydration. In order to relieve yourself, you need to do the following: * Take plenty of ORS (oral rehydration solution) to replenish the lost fluids and salts. * Your diarrhea is leading to depletion of electrolytes and is thereby affecting the muscle function, thus leading to various types of aches. Take juicy fruits like citrus fruits. They contain plenty of potassium which should help in proper functioning of the muscles and in reduction of the cramps. * Take curd or yogurt on daily basis. It contains beneficial bacteria and should help. * Stress reduction has a very important role to play. Yoga and meditation should help. Hopefully that should help. Let me know if I could help further. Regards