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  • Public toilet users to be paid; effects of open defecation

    Public toilet users to be paid; effects of open defecation

    Open defecation affects more than half of India. To educate and eradicate open defecation, we need to know where and why does it occur. Ahmedabad has taken a unique step by paying the public toilet users.

  • Top 5 Water Related Diseases in India

    Top 5 Water Related Diseases in India

    Deaths due to water related diseases are not uncommon in India. Read on to discover the top 5 water borne diseases and wear a safety guard against them.

  • ORS: Fight Dehydration, Save Life

    ORS: Fight Dehydration, Save Life

    Diarrhoea is one of the foremost killer diseases worldwide. Promoting awareness and utilisation of ORS can save million lives.

  • Tips to prevent Diarrhoea

    Tips to prevent Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea caused by germs and food poisoning can be prevented. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water after going to the toilet and before eating or preparing food is one of the best ways to prevent diarrhoea. Eat hot foods (steaming hot foods) should be preferred and avoid foods which have been stored or served at room temperature, especially when eating out.

  • Symptoms of Diarrhoea

    Symptoms of Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea causes frequent watery stool which may be accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Some people may have an urgent need to use the toilet, or may have loss of bowel control (more common in children). Some people with diarrhoea may have fever and chills or bloody stools.

  • What is Diarrhoea?

    What is Diarrhoea?

    Diarrhoea is characterised by passage of loose or watery stools three or more times in a day. Acute diarrhoea is most often caused by an infection with virus or bacteria. Chronic diarrhoea may be caused by infection or it may be a symptom of some other disorder. If there is blood in the stool during diarrhoea – with or without mucus – it is called dysentery.

  • Diarrhoea: When should one seek medical advice?

    Diarrhoea: When should one seek medical advice?

    Diarrhoea in most cases is a self limiting illness which improves in a few days. However repeated diarrhoea can cause dehydration. Consult a doctor for diarrhoea if the person passes more than 6 stools in a day, has blood in stool, high fever, recurrent vomiting, or shows signs of dehydration.

  • Diagnosis of Diarrhoea

    Diagnosis of Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea is diagnosed clinically and the doctor usually does not recommend any tests. In acute diarrhoea stool tests may be conducted in cases with severe diarrhoea or if there is blood or mucus in stool. Tests are conducted to monitor the condition of  diarrhoea mostly in people who have chronic or persistent diarrhoea.

  • How Long does Diarrhoea last?

    How Long does Diarrhoea last?

    Acute diarrhoea in most cases is a self limiting illness which improves in a few days. Symptoms of diarrhoea usually subside in five to seven days in children, and rarely last for more than four days in adults. If the diarrhoea lasts 14 days or more, it is known as chronic or persistent diarrhoea. Duration of chronic diarrhoea depends on the underlying cause.

  • Who is at risk of getting Diarrhea?

    Who is at risk of getting Diarrhea?

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