Suggest Treatment For Severe Diarrhea
acute diarrhea due to gastroenteritis
Welcome to health care magic,
I have read your query and understand the concern.
From your symptoms, you seem to be having acute diarrhea due to gastroenteritis. Presence of mucus in stool might be suggestive some intestinal infection which should be ruled out.
Intestinal cramps could be due to loss of water and electrolytes (sodium,potassium mainly) from the body.
So,before starting medications it would be advisable to undergo routine blood counts,ESR,urine and stool tests with serum electrolytes especially sodium and potassium.
Meanwhile you can take below mentioned symptomatic treatment.
Anti-emetic (like ondasetron 4mg ) if you feel nausea or vomiting,
Antispasmodics (dicyclomine) if abdominal pain or discomfort.
Prebiotics and probiotics (brand name: sporolac-DS) with racecadotril sachets with water 3 to 4 times a day to restore intestinal bacterial flora.
Take plenty of water with fruit juices (especially coconut water) to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in body.
Avoid heavy diet and take light or liquid diet for minimum 3 to 5 days.
Continue with Immodium (Loperamide hydrochloride) 2 to 3 times a day which actually slows the movement of the intestines. This allows water to be absorbed from the stool, so the stool becomes more firm.
Antibiotics might be given if some infection found on investigations but you will need to see some local doctor or your family physician for the prescription.
Generally,it might take 24 to 48 hours to subside loose motions following appropriate medications. In case if diarrhea persist, I would suggest you to visit ER on urgent basis.
Hope this detailed information will be helpful and i will be happy to answer if you need more clarification.