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DIARRHOEA (LOOSE MOTION)

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Loose motions or Diarrhoea is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements in a day. … The loss of fluids during loose motion can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances.

Signs and symptoms

The symptoms of loose motions include:

  • Water, Liquid stools
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

Causes of Loose Motions

Viral infections are the most common cause of loose motions

  • Bacterial infections
  • Intestinal disorders or diseases
  • Reaction to certain medications
  • Intolerance to foods
  • Parasites

Treatment

If the person suffering from loose motions is severely dehydrated, the doctor may start an IV line to replace body fluids

Antibiotics may be given to treat severe diarrhoea caused by bacteria.

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