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Stomach Infection - Steps You Can Follow To Prevent It!

Dr. Shubham Jaiswal 94% (851 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Stomach Infection - Steps You Can Follow To Prevent It!

Contaminated food is one of the most common sources of infections in the human body and so the stomach is one of the most commonly affected organs. Whether it is eating raw food or unhygienically prepared foods, the stomach has very high chance of getting infected than other body parts.

One of the most common causes of stomach infection is the norovirus also called as cruise ship virus. Spread through vomitus and faecal material, it is quite contagious and can affect large amounts of people in confined areas like a cruise ship. The common symptoms would include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloated feeling, abdominal pain (generalised or localised), fatigue, and tiredness.

On the brighter side, there are well-proven measures listed below which are simple and easy to follow that can help avoid stomach infection.

  1. Restore bacterial balance: The good bacteria in the stomach are lost with the stomach flu and restoring it will help in managing the flu. A good amount of probiotics and fermented foods including yoghurt, sour curd, etc., will do wonders by restoring natural flora. Supplements can be taken if required, and these bacteria will restore the ability of the stomach to fight the virus.
  2. Isolation and separation: If there is a close family member affected by the virus, ensure they are staying separately and all their clothing (bedding included) are maintained in an isolated manner. Children and elderly need extra protection, whether they are affected or are in the same household.
  3. Cleaning methods: Since the virus spreads by contaminated faecal matter, vomitus and through surfaces, it is necessary to prevent the spread.
    • When in doubt, washing hands is very useful. Use soap and water instead of a hand wash. Staying away from picking nose and touching eyes are also useful.
    • The infected person’s clothes should be washed separately in extra hot water and bleached to get rid of the virus.
    • Using the dishwasher or soaking the washed utensils in extra-hot water is a good way to get rid of the virus.
    • Surfaces like laptops need to be cleaned more regularly and rigorously
    • Steam cleaning of carpets is a good idea to get rid of the virus that may be locked there.
    • Avoid going out or being in close contact for about a week, as the virus needs that much time to clear out completely.
  4. Food habits
    • Do not eat raw or uncooked foods
    • Drink loads of water, clear soups, sports drink and lime juice to replace lost fluid.
    • Eat whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables that are well-cooked to ensure you get the essential vitamins and minerals.

Following the above measures can help avoid the stomach flu and stay healthy.

Gastric Problems - Different Homeopathic Remedies That Can Be Of Help!

Dr. Snigdhodip Saha 91% (212 ratings)
FMC (Fellow in Med.Cosmetology), BHMS, MO (SH), Certification for Professional Chemical Peel Workshop, CERT (RBSK), CERT (ARSH), LT
Homeopath, Kolkata
Gastric Problems - Different Homeopathic Remedies That Can Be Of Help!

At some point in life, everyone suffers from gastric problems. Reasons could be as simple as your irregular diet or even other health issues. Homeopathic tips to help you ease the gastric problem are best for quick relief.

Before getting a remedy, it is vital to understand what is gastric problem.

Reasons for Gas:
Passing gas is quite normal until you pass it for less than 25 times a day via burp or via flatulence (passing gas through rectum). If it's more than that, then you may have some issues. But why does gas occur? It may be due to food leading to indigestion as one takes in quite a lot of air while having food.

Common foods that trigger gas formation are milk and milk products, artificial sugar, onion, cabbage, potatoes and even eggs in some cases. Few people are allergic to certain foods, which may result in gastric problems.

Another cause of gastric problem is swallowing excess air such as chewing gum, smoking, drinking carbonated drinks, even eating or drinking rapidly, having candies and so on.
Medications and health problems also trigger excess gas formation as side effects.

Homeopathic Remedy:

  • Homeopathic remedy is one of the best ways to treat gastric problems without any side effects. To name a few Carbo Veg, China, Colocynth, Lycopodium, Nux Vomica and Robinia help in treating this issue.
  • Carbo Veg is a natural remedy for digestive problems, treating gas in the abdomen. It is used to treat gas that is present in the upper abdomen. Burps may give relief.
  • China is best to treat if the whole abdomen is filled with gas, and you feel bloated. It is majorly used to treat diarrhoea if the person is tied by frequent loose stool with excessive weakness.
  • Colocynth is taken if there are cramps along with loose stool.
  • Lycopodium is the Homeopathic treatment for gas formation in the lower abdomen.
  • Nux Vomica is best for treating a frequent urge to pass stool, but the stool is quite insufficient and inadequate.
  • Robinia is excellent for the treatment of digestive problems when you have complaints of heartburn and burps causing burning sensation in the throat, and if you have acidic vomiting.

Prevention is better than cure. Although these homeopathic wonders will give you a quick relief, it is advisable to avoid such foods and eating habits that lead to gastric problems. Exercises will also help.

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Top First-Aid Homeopathic Remedies

Dr. Anil K. Vangani 88% (10 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Jaipur
Top First-Aid Homeopathic Remedies

If you are looking for effective first-aid remedies, you can opt for homeopathy. A first-aid kit should be a part of every household, containing medicines which serve a variety of medical conditions. For putting up a first-aid homeopathic kit, you need to add around 10 homeopathic medicines to start with as homeopathy is an ideal branch of medicine, which is efficient for a lot of first-aid purposes.

Here is a list of the top first-aid medicines, which should be a part of your homeopathic kit:

  1. Arnica- Arnica is the best homeopathic medicine in case of all types of injuries and shocks. It helps in moving blood back into the blood vessels. This medicine is ideal for every injury or pain-related first-aid. It is good for curing strains and sprains, and also essential in case of jet lag and extreme exhaustion.

  2. Aconite- This medicine is used in cases of sudden emotions and intense anxiety. It is effective for all kinds of health issues, which occur after being exposed to cold, windy, and dry weather conditions. This is an ideal first-aid remedy for cough, cold, fever, and chill. Aconite is also used during a panic attack.

  3. Apis- This homeopathic medicine is used in cases of swelling, redness, and heating of the skin along with stinging pain. It is commonly used in case of insect bites and bee stings. It also serves as an emergency medicine in the cases of anaphylactic shock.

  4. Argentum Nitricum- This medicine is an important first-aid remedy, which should be taken in case of anxiety, tension, and fear before some event. It is used when palpitations, diarrhea, burping, and stomach distention are experienced.

  5. Arsenicum Album- This homeopathic first-aid medicine is used in cases of food poisoning accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting. A person tends to feel cold, and is usually afraid of being alone.

  6. Belladonna- Belladonna is a popular homeopathic medicine, which is used in the case of fever. A person’s skin becomes hot and red, the pupils get dilated, and a throbbing pain is experienced. It is an effective first-aid remedy for mild sunstrokes and intense, throbbing headaches.

  7. Bellis Perennis- This medicine is specifically used where there is a bruising of soft tissues such as the breast tissue, and other internal organs. The medicine is effective after a fatal injury or blow. It is a good remedy for internal bruising, following a hysterectomy.

It is important for you to consult a homeopathic practitioner or go through several homeopathic books for coming up with an ideal homeopathic first-aid kit, covering all the important medicines.

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Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7823 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

If you are one of the many people who suffer from stomach and digestive problems, you are probably looking for relief – whether it’s from a short-term issue like diarrhea or vomiting, or from a chronic illness such as Crohn’s disease. Fortunately, digestive health can be improved with diet and lifestyle changes, and medical treatment is available for more serious issues. Improve your stomach problems with changes you can make yourself and by seeking appropriate care.

Cope with having diarrhea. Stay hydrated by drinking water, juice, and broth throughout the day. Get plenty of rest by staying home from work or school and staying in bed. Try over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicines like Pepto-Bismol or Immodium A-D to help relieve symptoms. Follow a clear liquid diet of water, broth, juice, and sports drinks until you can handle solid food, then introduce the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast).

  • Avoid fatty foods, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners.
  • Many cases of diarrhea are caused by viruses and will pass in a couple of days. It may also be the result of foodborne illness, which is far more common than you might think.
  • If your symptoms get worse or don’t resolve after 48 hours, see your doctor — you may need antibiotics or other medications.

Ease nausea and vomiting with a gentle diet. Stay hydrated — like with diarrhea, dehydration is the biggest risk when you’re sick with vomiting. Follow the same guidelines as for when you have diarrhea. If you can eat without vomiting, eat small amounts of bland foods like toast, crackers, and Jell-O. Once you can keep these down, add rice, cereal, and fruit to your diet. Increase what you eat slowly as your illness improves.

  • If you’re too nauseated to drink anything, try sucking on ice chips to get small amounts of fluids.
  • When you do drink liquids, try to have them at room temperature. Avoid cold or hot drinks.
  • Don’t eat spicy or fatty foods, which can further irritate your stomach.
  • Let your stomach calm down after vomiting by waiting for 30 – 60 minutes afterward to eat or drink anything. Don’t try heavy solid foods until at least six hours after you last vomited.
  • If your stomach upset is from motion sickness, try a medication like Dramamine before traveling.

Seek medical care if you become dehydrated. If you have diarrhea or vomiting that lasts over 24 hours, or you cannot keep any liquids down for over 12 hours, see your doctor right away. Seek emergency care if you have any signs or symptoms of dehydration, such as:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Dry mouth or skin
  • Dark urine, or producing little or no urine
  • Weakness, dizzinessfatigue, lightheadedness

See your doctor if you have pain or a high fever. Signs that your stomach problems necessitate medical care include a fever of 102°F (39°C) or higher, or moderate to severe stomach, rectal, or chest pain. If you have blood in your stool or vomit, or your stool is black and tarry, see your doctor right away.

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All You Need to Know About Red Diarrhea!

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Bharti 89% (146 ratings)
MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
All You Need to Know About Red Diarrhea!

Diarrhea, one of the most common but curable disease. It usually happens due to unhealthy food consumption or for an unpleasant digestive system. In today’s lifestyle, there may be hundreds of reasons behind an unpleasant digestive system like consumption of junk food, drinking impurified water etc.

The symptoms of diarrhea can be determined by simply examining the stool. Where a usual and healthy stool is brown, soft and shaped, diarrhea effected stool can be seen in the form of liquid. There are several types of diarrhea and the colour of the stool helps determine the type of it. Though it is a perfectly curable disease but the type ‘red diarrhea’ is not a good sign for your health. In this article, we will learn about the bloody or red diarrhea briefly.

What is Red Diarrhea?
After the consumption of food, it takes some time to get digested and later stored in the intestine. There the digested remaining turns to a solid material which we know as stool. In case of diarrhea, the digested materials come out of the intestine without spending there enough time to form into a solid material. Diarrhea effected stool comes out in liquid form.

As we mentioned earlier, there are several types of diarrhea, Red Diarrhea or also known as bloody diarrhea is one of them. It is not much harmful and can be cured easily with proper medicine and diet. Below we have discussed the major reasons behind red diarrhea.

Strange Reasons behind Red Diarrhea:
There are five major reasons that may cause red diarrhea.

  • Anal Fissure: A tiny tear in the anus pipe, known as anal fissure can be the cause of your red stool. In such case, the stool won’t be fully red coloured but partially red.
  • Haemorrhoids: In case you don’t know about the haemorrhoids, these are puffy blood vessels inside the anus or rectum. It is one of the major reason behind the red diarrhea and rectal bleeding.
  • Dysentery: diarrhea effected stool with blood is known as dysentery. Parasites named entamoeba histolytica and shigella bacteria are the reason behind it. These parasites may affect your intestine so badly that it can even start bleeding and cause red diarrhea.
  • Red Coloured Food: Yes, consuming unhygienic red coloured food may cause food poisoning and result red diarrhea. We must be focused on about our daily foods, the healthier the better.
  • GI (Gastro Intestinal) Bleeding: Gastric cancer and IBD are the two major reasons behind GI bleeding. It may cause high blood release via anus which can turn bloody diarrhea.

How to Get Rid of Red Diarrhea:
There is nothing to scare about red diarrhea. A simple treatment with proper diet can cure your body in few days. Here are the treatments for red diarrhea you can try.

  1. As our body loses huge amount of liquid in diarrhea, one must consume plenty of water or other liquids.
  2. Drinking ORS is must or your body may become weak.
  3. One should not eat unhealthy or spicy food when they are already effected by diarrhea.
  4. In serious cases one must consult to the doctor.

Hope we have successfully provided you all the needed information. If you have any query regarding this please comment below.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

Dr. Anjana Kurmi 90% (140 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Rourkela
Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long term medical condition of the digestive order. The most common symptoms of IBS:

Diarrhea

Constipation

Alternate diarrhea and constipation

Loss of Apetite

Stomach bloating

Abdominal pain

Passing muscus in the stool

Stress

There are some foods should be avoided in the IBS problem:

Coffee, Dairy products, Alcohol, Oily and spicy foods, Excess sugar.

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Treatment of E. coli!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of E. coli!

Treatment of E. coli

Homeopathic Treatment of E. coli
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of E. coli
Psychotherapy Treatment of E. coli
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of E. coli
Surgical Treatment of E. coli
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of E. coli
Other Treatment of E. coli
What is E. coli
Symptoms of E. coli
Causes of E. coli
Risk factors of E. coli
Complications of E. coli
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of E. coli
Precautions & Prevention of E. coli
Treatment of E. coli 

Homeopathic Treatment of E Coli

Homeopathy relieves pain, diarrhea and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for E Coli are:

Carb V
China
Crot T
Verat
Rheum
Podo

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of E Coli

There are many conventional medicines available. These must be taken under medical supervision.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of E. coli

Drink plenty of fluids to help with dehydration and fatigue
Eat low-fiber foods
Avoid dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods

What is E. coli?

coli is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines. You can get E. coli infections by eating foods containing the bacteria. Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea.

Symptoms of E. coli

Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain and tenderness

Causes of E. coli

By eating contaminated food
By drinking contaminated water
When infected adults and children don’t wash their hands properly

Risk factors of E. coli

Young children and older adults
People who have weakened immune systems
Undercooked hamburger; unpasteurized milk, apple juice and soft cheeses made from raw milk.

Complications of E. coli

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) 

Diagnosis of E. coli

Diagnosis of E. coli involves the following test:

Sample of your stool is sent to a laboratory to test for the presence of E. coli bacteria.

Precautions & Prevention of E. coli

Wash your hands after preparing or eating food, using the bathroom, or changing diapers
Wash utensils with hot soapy water before using
Avoid pink hamburger
Drink only pasteurized milk

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Treatment Of Piles!

Dr. Anjana Kurmi 90% (140 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Rourkela
Treatment Of Piles!

Piles are another name for hemorrhoids, which is a medical condition. In this, the veins of the anal canal become swollen. Hemorrhoids are very much similar to a varicose vein. Veins of the anus and lower rectum become swollen leading to pain and swelling in that area. Hemorrhoids are very much common in fact every 3 out of 4 people suffer from this disease. Rarely can it cause various complications also like anemia and strangulated hemorrhoid.

Causes of hemorrhoids – hemorrhoids usually occur if an unusual strain or pressure is put on the veins of the anus or rectum, causing them to dilate. Thecauses of hemorrhoids are -

  • Pregnancy – hemorrhoids are very much common in a pregnant woman because as during pregnancy, the uterus enlarges causing undue pressure on the vein of colon making them budge.

  • Being overweight – obesity puts additional pressure on your anus or rectum walls causing hemorrhoids.

  • Diarrhea – diarrhea or constipation both can lead to it. Especially in constipation where strain is applied on the walls of blood vessels.

  • Ageing factor – adults of age between 45 to 65 years are most sufferers. But young people and children can get this too.

  • Anal intercourse – according to a survey, one of the common causes of hemorrhoids is anal intercourse which is known to cause new hemorrhoids or worsen the existing ones. Apart from these main causes, other reasons can also be responsible for it like weight lifting, genetic problem, irregular bowel movements, sitting for a long time, using many laxatives etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Symptoms of Hemorrhoids are

  •  Disrupted bowel movement
  • Bleeding in some cases
  • Itching near the anal area
  • Lumps and swelling in the hemorrhoid region
  • Discomfort and soreness also in that area
  • Pain when passing stool                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    How to approach homeopathic treatment for piles?

    If you are suffering from hemorrhoids or piles and needs possible treatment then homeopathic way of healing is the most appropriate one. Although piles is not a deadly disease but can cause severe problems and pain. To get rid of all this, you need to eradicate it from the root which can be done through homeopathy only.
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Oranges - 7 Best Reasons To Eat Them!

Dt. Mukta Anup Bagadia 89% (48 ratings)
MSc Food & Nutrition, Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Akola
Oranges - 7 Best Reasons To Eat Them!

Oranges are a winter favorite and one of the most loved fruits around the world. The fruit is low in calories, it is good for the skin, the nervous system and the digestive system and it also lowers the risk of many diseases. It can be also included in our diet in several ways- from a morning snack to exotic desserts. Here are a few benefits of oranges:

1. They are good sources of vitamin CHumans are unable to produce vitamin C endogenously, which is essential for our body and so it needs to be included in your diet. Vitamin C reduces inflammation related to arthritis, muscle injuries and also helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases by blocking the oxidation of cholesterol. Oranges are very rich in vitamin C along with other nutrients like vitamin B9, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

2. They are an excellent source of fiber - Fiber-rich fruits like oranges have been proven to moderate the levels of blood sugar after a meal because of their natural sugar- fructose content. For this reason, diabetic patients can also have oranges without worry. Moreover, the roughage present in the fruit reduces chances of constipation and diarrhea.

3. Help prevent cancerThe fiber content in oranges can also play a significant role in keeping cancer-causing chemical components away from the colon. Moreover, vitamin C helps build the immune system so as to resist cancer cells. The antioxidants may also help with breast cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer.


4. Improves the quality of sperm - A vitamin called folic acid, which is present abundantly in oranges, helps to improve the quality of human sperm and the locomotive abilities. Folic acid also protects the sperm from most kinds of genetic damage.

5. Can prevent loss of hair - Production of collagen, which is one of the most important proteins in our body, is done with the help of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Collagen keeps the tissues in the hair together. So, oranges and other foods rich in vitamin C can help keep a healthy growth of hair even in your old age.

6. Checks the formation of kidney stonesJuice of citrus fruits like orange can increase the pH value of urine and can lead to increased excretion of citric compounds from the body. This reduces the possibility of the formation of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney considerably.

7. Promotes brain development - Vitamin B9 and folic acid keep the brain healthy. The polyphenols in orange help in accelerating the learning and memory functions of the brain and facilitate neurological development in the fetus.

Related Tip: Almond vs. Walnuts - Which nut is best for you??

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Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis!

Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

Homeopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Surgical Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
Other Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis
What is Cryptosporidiosis
Symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis
Causes of Cryptosporidiosis
Risk factors of Cryptosporidiosis
Complications of Cryptosporidiosis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis
Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis 

Homeopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

Homeopathy relieves complaints like fever, nausea, diarrhea and resist infection by improving immunity. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of cryptosporidiosis are:

Aloe
Gamb
China
Carb V
Crot T
Iris V
Podo

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis

Allopathic Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis includes the following medications:

Anti-parasitic drugs – nitazoxanide and Azithromycin
Anti-motility agents – loperamide and its derivatives

What is Cryptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal disease whose primary symptom is diarrhea. It is also known as cryptosporidium infection. In most healthy people, a cryptosporidium infection produces a bout of watery diarrhea and the infection usually goes away within a week or two. But a cryptosporidium infection can become life-threatening without proper treatment.

Symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis

Fever
Nausea and Vomiting
Watery diarrhea
Dehydration
Weight loss
Stomach cramps or pain

Causes of Cryptosporidiosis

By swallowing water or beverages contaminated with stool from infected humans or animals
By eating uncooked food contaminated with Crypto
Swimming in water contaminated with cryptosporidium
Touching your hand to your mouth if your hand has been in contact with a contaminated surface or object
Having close contact with other infected people or animals
By exposure to human feces through sexual contact

Risk factors of Cryptosporidiosis

Parents of infected children
Child care workers
Animal handlers
Those who engage in oral-to-anal sexual activity
People traveling to developing countries
Swimmers who swallow water in pools, lakes and rivers
People who handle infected cattle
People who drink water from shallow, unprotected wells

Complications of Cryptosporidiosis

Malnutrition
weight loss
Severe dehydration
Inflammation of a bile duct
Inflammation of your gallbladder, liver or pancreas 

Diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis

Diagnosis of Cryptosporidiosis involves the following tests:

Acid-staining test
Stool culture
Checking liver and gallbladder function

Precautions & Prevention of Cryptosporidiosis

Avoid fecal exposure during sexual activity
Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet, changing diapers, and before and after eating
Wash all fruits and raw vegetables before eating
Limit swimming activities in lakes, streams and public swimming pools
Handle newborn farm and domestic animals with care
Drink boiled or filtered water
 

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