Diarrhoea is the problem of increased watery bowel movements and if they exceed more than 3 times in a day the condition would be termed acute. They are usually caused by bacteria, virus or parasites. Its symptoms include dehydration due to excess water loss, urgency to go again and again, and blood in a few cases. Diarrhoea could be accompanied by vomiting if it is the case of food poisoning. Lethargy, confusion, gaseousness, bloating and fever can be experienced in some cases.
HOW IS ACUTE DIARRHEA DIAGNOSED?
People usually do not need to check acute diarrhea through medical tests unless severe. However one might consult General Physician for basic medicines under emergency.
HOW IS ACUTE DIARRHEA TREATED?
In most of the cases simple dietary changes ought to resolve acute diarrhea. Adequate intake of fluids with salt and sugar is essential to avoid dehydration. In case of persistent abdominal pain or diarrhoea lasting more than 48 hours or bloody stools, immediate consultation with a doctor is a must. An antibiotic course may be required in such conditions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Consumption of too much caffeinated beverages, hormonal disorders, certain rare tumors, bowel diseases, toxins like arsenic, insecticides, psychedelic mushrooms may increase the chances of acute diarrhea in any human being.