Diarrhea is not itself a disease, but a symptom of several diseases. It is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day. It is usually a symptom of gastrointestinal infection, which can be caused by a variety of bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms. Infection is spread through contaminated food or drinking water or from person to person as a result of poor hygiene.
Dysentery is an inflammatory disorder of the intestine, especially of the colon, that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus and/or blood in the feces with fever and abdominal pain. Dysentery is usually caused by a bacterial (bacillus of Shigella group, Vibrio cholera); protozoan infection (Entamoeba histolytica) or infestation of parasitic works, but can also be caused by a chemical irritant or viral infection.
Self Care Tips
The loss of fluids through Diarrhea/Dysentery can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances which can be fatal especially in children and should be managed by oral rehydration therapy which includes glucose and electrolytes. If it persists for more than 3 days or if there is severe pain in the abdomen or rectum, fever of 102o F takes medical advice.
Composition: Acidum phos 3x, Baptisia 4x, Chamomilla 4x, Cinchona 3x, Colocynthis 6x, Ferrum phos 8x, Mercurius sublimates corr 5x, Oleander 6x, Rhus tox 4x, Veratrum alb 6x, Dispersed in globules.
Indications: Helps relieve diarrhea/dysentery, loose watery stools with mucus or blood, pain in the abdomen.
Adults: 4 pills, 4 times a day.
Children: 3 pills, 3 times a day. In acute cases take the dose at 15 minutes to 2 hours interval depending upon intensity or as advised by the physician. Revert to normal dose once improvement starts.