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Treatment of Diarrhea!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Treatment of Diarrhea!

Treatment of Diarrhea

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

Homeopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

Homeopathy has very good reputation in treating all types of diarrheas. It can be life saving medicine. It has proved beneficial in allergic, viral, bacterial and all other causative diarrheas. There are hundreds of homeopathic remedies for diarrhea. Some common homeopathic medicines for diarrhea are:

Arsenicum Album
Phosphorus
Podophyllum
Sulfur
Ipecacuanha
Bryonia
Rumex crispus

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Diarrhea

Acupressure at certain acupuncture points (acupoints) can help prevent and heal diarrhea but it can be used in an acute situation.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Diarrhea

If diarrhea is caused by bacteria or parasite, antibiotics are prescribed. Among the medications sometimes given for the symptom are Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, and Imodium A-D, all in tablet or liquid form.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Diarrhea

Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Drink plenty of fluids
Other Treatment of Diarrhea

Take a cup of hot water. Add to this a tablespoon of lime juice. Drink this every fifteen minutes

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is the frequent passing of loose or watery stools. Diarrhea often means more frequent trips to the toilet and a greater volume of stool.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

Abdominal bloating
Abdominal or rectal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Extreme thirst
Loose stools
Weight loss
Fever
Bloody or black stools
Dry mouth
Temperature of more than 102 F 

Causes of Diarrhea

Infection by bacteria
Infections by other organisms
Abdominal surgery or gallbladder removal surgery
Allergies to certain foods
Certain antibiotics
Lactose intolerance
Hyperthyroidism
Alcohol abuse
Digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
 

Risk factors of Diarrhea

Having a severely weakened immune system, such as with AIDS or after an organ transplant
Traveling to a developing country where the water and food supply may be contaminated
Taking certain medications

Complications of Diarrhea

Anemia
Dehydration
Hypokalemia
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Malnutrition 

Diagnosis of Diarrhea

Diagnosis of diarrhea includes the complete physical examination of the abdomen. Your doctor may ask about any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter drugs. The following tests are done:

Blood test – A complete blood count test may help determine what’s causing your diarrhea.
Stool test – Your doctor may recommend a stool test to determine whether a bacterium or parasite is causing your diarrhea.

Precautions & Prevention of Diarrhea

Wash your hands after using the toilet and changing diapers
Wash your hands after handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry
Do not drink unpasteurized milk
Eat hot, well-cooked foods
Avoid raw or undercooked meats and dairy foods
Travelers to developing countries should avoid tap water

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