Loose motions or Diarrhea is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements in a day. It is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common reason for infant deaths worldwide.
The loss of fluids during loose motion can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances. Signs of dehydration often begin with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin and changes in personality. This can progress to decreased urination, loss of skin color, a fast heart rate, and a decrease in responsiveness as it becomes more severe.
Loose Motion (Diarrhea) can last from a few hours to a few days. There are many medicines that can help you feel better. It's especially beneficial if you're also experiencing cramps or stomach aches. The most recommended antidiarrheal drugs are composed of the following salts:
Loperamide - It slows down the speed of fluids moving through the intestine and allows more absorption into the body.
Bismuth Subsalicylate (Bismuth Subsalicylate) - It balances the way fluid moves through the intestines, reducing inflammation.
Diarrhea can be a symptom of another disease, and if it is not controlled in a day to two, please visit a general practitioner. Only a doctor can prescribe the right medicine, dosage, and duration for taking the medication.
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 diarrhea caused by bacteria. The health care professional may recommend using over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications.