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Suggest treatment for stomach infection and appetite loss

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I am taking care of a 93yr. old lady and for the past 2wks. she has had loose stools that are gritty, oily and flaky and very foul smelling. Yesterday she had 4 bowel movements that were not all controlled. What a mess..... She has loss of appetite along with loosing weight. She was taking imodium that did not work and tried recommended metimusol that is not working after one day. Please help with any suggestions.
Posted Sun, 16 Feb 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 11 minutes later
Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your request. This situation requires an examination by a physician immediately. Uncontrolled diarrhea can lead to dehydration and imbalances of electrolytes. The bowel movements might be from an infectious colitis or other problem, but this cannot be determined without medical attention. I hope this situation will resolve soon and thanks for submitting your inquiry. Sincerely, Dr G
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