The causes of loose motion include a weak digestive system, the consumption of rich foods, untimely eating, overeating, allergies, bowel infections, and bacterial or viral infection or diarrhea. The aftermath of this disease is frequent passing of stool, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and sometimes, fever.
Dysentery may be acute or chronic. The acute form is characterized by pain in the abdomen and diarrhea. Yellowish ¬white mucus and, sometimes, only blood from the intestinal ulcers is passed with the stools. The evacuations are preceded by pain and tenesmus. The patient feels a constant desire to evacuate, although there may be nothing to throw off except a little mucus and blood. Chronic cases are after-effects of acute attacks. In severe cases, the temperature may rise to 40°C - W.6°C. It may occasionally become subnormal also.
Loose motion in children is a common issue. Improper eating habits, worms in the intestine, eating objects from the floor and any other underlying condition are some of the causes. A paste of dried pomegranate seeds with raisins, in the presence of a pinch of salt works wonders. Bel fruit administered for children is also an effective remedy. Diarrhea or loose motion is the passing of 5-6 stools per day. Pears, fruit juices, plums, prunes and peaches are better avoided.
Drinking lots of fluids are effective. Yogurt, carrot, buttermilk, apple, pomegranate, carrots, apple and mint are the protective foods during diarrhea. A teaspoon of salt and 8 teaspoon of sugar in a liter of water is termed as oral dehydration solution or ORS. Intake of fresh curry leaves is beneficial. Pomegranate juice or chewing the inner layer of the fruit proves effective against loose motion.
Natural Herbal Remedies for Loose Motion
• Give about 5 gms. Of Isabgol with cold water in which about 1 teaspoonful sugar has been added. • Peel an apple and shred it. Keep the shredded pieces in a plate for approximately 20 minutes until they turn brown in colour and then eat them. • Beal juice helps in cleaning the stomach and cures dysentery or loose motion. • Kids can also be given a juice of fresh curry leaves mixed with a teaspoon of honey. • Mashed banana with salt can be given twice a day. • Meals of only buttermilk, curd, rice, and banana may be helpful in curing the problem in its early stages. • Drinking water with Lemon juice thrice a day also cures dysentery or loose motion. • Drinking Tea also helps to overcome dysentery or loose motion. • Taking Roasted Cumin seeds (Jeera) with buttermilk (Chaach) also cures dysentery or loose motion. • Slice the tender unripe bel fruit. Sundry them. Powder the slices. Take 1 teaspoon along with warm water twice a day.
The patient may be given small doses of castor oil in the form of an emulsion. This acts as a mild laxative and facilitates quick removal of offensive matter, minimizes the strain during defecation, and also acts as a lubricant on the ulcerated surfaces. The mechanical removal of accumulated poisonous matter should also be attempted by giving very low pressure enema, twice or thrice daily, admitting as much water as the patient can tolerate. A hot water bag may be applied over the abdomen.
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