Mild Diarrhea-Medicine For Possible Treatment

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Mild Diarrhea-Medicine For Possible Treatment.

Mild diarrhea is when you are having just few diarrhea stools in a day unlike when you are having severe diarrhea (having more than 10 watery stools in a day). A type of an anti-diarrhea medicine is kaolin with pectin.

KAOLIN WITH PECTIN (Kaopectate)

This comes as a milky mixture. It can be used to make mild diarrhea thicker (less watery) and less troublesome. It does not cure the cure the cause of the diarrhea and does not help prevent or cure dehydration.

It is never necessary in the treatment of diarrhea and its common use is a great waste of money. It should not be given to persons who are very ill or to small children.

Dosage of kaolin with pectin for mild diarrhea only

Using a standard mixture such as kaopectate. Give 1 dose after each stool, or 4 to5 times a day. In each dose, give :

  • Adults : 2 to 8 tablespoons
  • Children between 6 to 12 years old : 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Children under 6 years old : Do not give.