Diarrhea - when see a doctor
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#1
| Member

Diarrhea - when see a doctor

I traveling solo and last night got sick in Hydrabat.
Fever and diarrhea.

Fever is now better, but still got cramps and watery Diarrhea
Since last night have been to toilet for over 15 times.

The hostel gave me some Oflox Oz pills, but don't now if they help. Everytime I eat I have to go to toilet. Mostly watery.

I do hydrate and drink a lot of water5but feel week and can't visit a hospital in this state.
What would your advice be? Waiting the pills are going to work or any other advice?

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#2
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: AroundA View Post



Since last night have been to toilet for over 15 times.

What would your advice be?


[whoa]

Visit a doctor immediately. You are waiting for online support??!!!
#3
| Maha Guru Member
Oflox OZ Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacterial cells from dividing and repairing, thereby killing the bacteria. Ornidazole kills parasites and anaerobic bacteria that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

It can be a worry when you travel solo and become ill. It sounds as if the Oflux OZ tablet would be an effective treatment for most "tummy troubles" but all medicines take time to work.

If you can visit a doctor, or ask the hostel to call a doctor to your room, that would be the safest action, but otherwise drink plenty of water.

Diahorrea is the bodys way of throwing out bad stuff quickly. Not nice, but try to rest up and not worry.

I have no medical knowledge, so the info above is just my amateur suggestions...

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#4
| Reset, yes please.
Stick to eating plain rice, plain curd, and black tea for 2 to 3 days. Cramps are most likely trapped gas, might not want to trust a fart but try to force a blech, lean left and give a push under the right side of your rib cage. If you go with a Doc get a stool test to ID the buggers.

Hope you feel better soon.
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#5
| Loud Noisy Bird
Randomly caught on the internet...
Oflox Oz 200 Mg/500 Mg Tablet is an antibiotic drug that fights against bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of infections that are caused by bacteria, such as chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anthrax and plague. This anti-biotic also treats bacterial infections of the skin, ears, eyes, sinus, pelvis, urinary tract, bladder, cervix, urethra and the respiratory system. ... This antibiotic is a part of a class of drugs called fluoroquinolones, which work to treat infections that have been caused by bacteria. It is highly effective in treating conditions such as infectious diarrhea,
So it might or might not be any good for your Diarrhoea. Still, better not to take with doctor's prescription.
I do hydrate and drink a lot of water but feel week
First aid that you probably urgently need: Oral Rehydration Salts. The water by itself is not good enough (although it is better than nothing). Any local pharmacy should have ORS. Whilst the dose should be calculated according to body weight, 1 sachet in a litre of water is a good starting place. Believe me: you will feel this stuff refreshing your insides! All travellers should keep this stuff with them and ready for use.

I am not a doctor. This is not advice, just if-it-was-me... Day one, I wouldn't worry too much. Your body has caught something nasty and needs to get rid of it

On the other hand, the more you feel like you can't make it to a doc, probably the more you need to see one! Get a couple of litres of ORS solution inside you and see how you are then.

All the best!

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Thanks. Still have some fever, cold hands etc.
I take ORS. but everytime I drink I have to go to toilet..
#7
| Loud Noisy Bird
I take ORS. but everytime I drink I have to go to toilet..


Yep. That hydration thing gets to be a bit of a race. Was going to say, drink some every time after going.

Anyway, glad you are taking that stuff: it's really important.
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#8
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Visited a dokter and gave me 5 types of medicines.
#9
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: rshalder View Post

[whoa]

Visit a doctor immediately. You are waiting for online support??!!!


Originally posted by: AroundA View Post

Visited a dokter and gave me 5 types of medicines.



Hope you will recover soon. I feel sorry for you. My mother had a similar condition on our recent tour. Best of luck :)
#10
| It's all Greek to me, but Benglish will do
Get well soon, and enjoy the rest of your trip !
#11
| Clueless

Originally posted by: AroundA View Post

Visited a dokter and gave me 5 types of medicines.


Sounds about right, its about rehydration, as well as take care of salts and minerals that might require replenishing.
#12
| Suryaa
All future travelers should bear in mind that they must have a very low threshold for taking meds. The very first grumble is all that is needed to swallow the pills.

P.S. Speaking in general, pharmacists dispense those meds that are most prescribed by the local area doctors; thus, in order to start the meds without delay, skipping doctor visit and going directly to Pharmacy is kind of Ok.
#13
| Loud Noisy Bird
in order to start the meds without delay, skipping doctor visit and going directly to Pharmacy is kind of Ok.


No, please... no*!

I see far too many people told to take one or two antibiotic tablets, when social responsibility requires a minimum course of three to five days. Even assuming it is the right one.

Whilst every pharmacy should have a qualified person, they may or may not be there, and they are still not doctors. I may self-medicate, but I do not ask our usual pharmacist for a prescription. Even though I went to the guy's wedding.

Were five medications necessary? No idea. But experience is that docs here do overprescribe... partly because it is what the patient wants.

AroundA: How are you doing? Better, I hope?



*Hmm, OK, maybe if it is late at night and no doc until the next day.
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#14
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Thank you so much. I feeling way better now.

I dronk two lassi on the days before. Could that be a the reason. I guess.

In one night ten times to the bathroom is not really good. I felt weak at that point.

Firstly I went to the pharmacy and give me only two pills anti biotic . That's not enough and have to be careful with that.

In order to give some back I will share what the hospital gave to me. Maybe could help someone:

They tested my blood, no denque fever or something else.

- Ornidazole & Ofloxacin. 2 times a day - 10 pills total
- Racecadotril capsule. 3 times a day - 9 pills total
- Probiotics - 10 pills - keep them cold
- Paracetamol

I also spoke to a another general doktor who don't advise take antibiotic to fast. If you can hydrate just wait for 4-5 days and your body will clean. I don't know if that always be, but I will think in most of cases.

Antibiotics are not very good because it reduce your resistance. So keep that in mind.
#15
| Maha Guru Member
It seems that your treatment is on the right track. Long term use of antibiotics isnt good but in your situation, you should take them.

Please keep taking ORS as well as try to eat thin khichdi and curds (use the packed curds)