Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Diarrhoea

Last week, YX and I had a bout of diarrhoea. All family members were fine except for the 2 of us. So we can't blame on the food we took. Maybe our digestive systems were poorer.

Anyway, both of us visited the doctor and was given some medications.

ORS for both YX and I.

Since doctor said we do not experience vomiting, there is not much of a worry. YX's stools were 'creamy' instead of watery and he was active as usual. Just that he will goes to the toilet at odd hours for that whole week. Sometimes at 4.30 am, sometimes at 5.30 am and sometimes at 7 am. Sometimes it will be in the afternoon and evening too. Whenever he had stomachache, he will have the urge to poo. Sometimes, he will poo for 2 - 3 times a day. *I still sent him to school as usual because he does not looked sick*

Mine was really a diarrhoea. It was watery and I released a lot of gases as well. The stomach was churning. Just like the spinning mode of a washing machine. I had to visit the toilet for about 5 - 6 times a day. It was terrible. So doctor prescribed some medicine for me on top of the ORS.


Charcoal Tablets.

It was tasteless and ugly. But it helps! As charcoal is known for its absorption, I believe this medicine helps to absorb all the bad bacterias in the stomach. After taking about 2 -3 tablets, I can see improvement. This is the 1st time I seen this medicine.

While talking to mum over the phone, she advised me on a home remedy to cure diarrhoea.........

Teh O

Drink about 2 - 3 cups a day (warm).

I'm not too sure how effective this thing would work because I was also on medications, but mum and dad tried them before and said they works wonder too. Since I do not have any tea leaves at home / office (only got Chinese Tea leaves), I did not try this home remedy earlier. Only upon recovery, I 'tapau-ed' from the coffeeshop and drank it just for the sake of my mum's advise. Perhaps I should try this home remedy in future before going to the doctor. *But touch wood........hope no more diarrhoea*


34 comments:

  1. oh, that's bad, hope you've fully recovered.. i remember once my mum let me have a little hard liquor, and then the diarrhoea just went off, amazing!! but still i think you need to replenish fluid in your body whenever there's a diarrhoea.. :)

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  2. hope both of you have receovered. Poh Chai Yin also not working ah?

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  3. Aiyor~! Poor you and your boy! My mom also told me chinese tea will help to ease diarrhea, but normally I would just take 100 plus to recuperate while waiting my guts do the 'cleaning' job!

    take care and get well soon!

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  4. teh o remedy? first time i heard bout this...

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  5. i take charcoal if i have diahroea.. in fact i buy some and keep in the house for emergencies.. hope your whole family is ok now..

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  6. Adoi! I usually take those chi kit pills (hoon sua wang) - instant relief!!!

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  7. Hope both of you are recovering...
    Ryan also down with diarhea last week.But since I have med at home...I let him eat and now feel better.

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  8. Oh, dear, this diarrhoea thing must have caused both of you a lot of inconvenience, more so for you. Fist time for me to hear about teh-o to cure it. As for me, just few months ago I had food poisoning, ended up with a handful of vomitting sessions and only 1 shitting session. Started in the morning and only became better in evening, but in middle of the day I was very weak until cannot walk even a short distance. Since I only felt better by evening, in the end I didn't visit the doctor and merely let it heal by itself.

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  9. i thought charcoal tablets is to get rid of wind...hmmm

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  10. Oh dear, it's such a bad experience especially for the little one. My daughter had diarrhea when she was younger and her 'timing' to the toilet was terrible. Like you mentioned, 3am, 5am, 12pm... it was havoc and lasted for a few days.

    Hope both of you recover well.

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  11. Hope both you and YX are ok by now. Those charcoal tablets can be bought from the pharmacies. Immodium pills are for diarrhea too..also can be bought from the pharmacies.

    We bought those tablets from KL and brought with us to Jakarta.

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  12. My doctor only gives me constipation pills when i got diarrhea...

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  13. Oh mom's recipe teh 'o' & some recommended kopi 'o' kaw kaw and to eat an apple. Your 1st experience with eating 'charcoal' tablets? Haha a buddy friend pharmacist who recommended me to carry 'charcoal' tablets when I told him that I will be going to India I was like huh!!!!Charcoal woh can eat meh? Hope you are both well.

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  14. What a coincidence. Hub and I had mild diarrhea over the weekend in Seremban too... I think it was due to eating too much "rubbish" haha. We didn't take any medicines. Just purged everything out to detox. Anyway, hope both you and YX are back to normal now.

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  15. What a coincidence. Hub and I had mild diarrhea over the weekend in Seremban too... I think it was due to eating too much "rubbish" haha. We didn't take any medicines. Just purged everything out to detox. Anyway, hope both you and YX are back to normal now.

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  16. yah, charcoal is memang very effective. i always bring some along on overseas trip, as well as keep at home in casae of emergency. really good and effective!

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  17. Oh! I didn't know drinking teh-O will help with diarrhea!

    The charcoal tablets help to get rid of wind in your stomach.

    But I think diarrhea is a good way to get rid of the toxins and therefore we should not attempt to take medication to stop it unless it's life threatening.

    Loading up on probiotics or friendly bacteria will also help to shorten the duration of your diarrhea and also prevent diarrhea from happening in the first place : )

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  18. i guess its diarrhoea season now.. im on my4th day already, eating the charcoal tablet, also didnt help much.. heard bout the teh-o remedy, but if i drink, my stomach feels so bloated and gassy.. hopes u get better and me too..

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  19. Tried Teh O before, sometimes work sometimes don't work.

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  20. ya, probiotics n enzymes help..i take fitline basic which promote healthy guts..anyway, take care.

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  21. Luckily YX's condition wasn't as serious as urs. If not, it'd be more worrisome. Hope u guys r fully recovered by now.

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  22. Must stock up charcoal in the house now....

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  23. [SK] ~ Hard liquor. Wow...another home remedy. Thks for sharing.

    smallkucing ~ I seldom eat chinese med so no stock at home. I'm afraid of the smell.

    Alice Law ~ We are using English tea. Yes...100 plus to replenish the water in our body.

    mummy-j ~ Try it next time.

    reanaclaire ~ This is my 1st time seeing this medicine actually.

    suituapui ~ haha...i seldom take chinese med. Very smelly.

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  24. MeRy ~ Thks...and hope Ryan will recover soon.

    Alice Phua ~ Exactly when I'm down and the kid is down. Sigh! Got to wake up middle of the night when YX have the urged to poo.

    Angeline ~ yup...everyone is fine now.

    LittleLamb ~ It's my 1st time seeing this med.

    yvonne ~ Ya....I was so sleepy for that whole week.

    Mummy Gwen ~ haha...I din know about this med at all.

    Kelvin ~ That;s a bad doctor. Should give you ORS to replenish the water in your body.

    Bananaz ~ Wah..so many home remedy to share! I was surprised too when I collected my med at the pharmacy counter. So black and was shocked - charcoal. haha... yes...both of us are healthy again. Thks

    Chloe ~ Oh dear...hope both of you are fine too!

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  25. SP ~ I so jakun. Din know this charcoal tablet existed. haha

    foongpc ~ It's home remedy. Work for some, while don't for some. I should drink more fruit juices / yogurt.

    IYSON ~ Oh dear...hope you get well soon. Did you try other medicine if the charcoal did not help?

    Pete ~ haha....depending on how serious I guess.

    wenn ~ Heard so much of this probiotics.

    slavemom ~ Oh yes... glad that YX case was moderate one.

    Leona ~ haha...I still have and will definitely keep them for future use.

    Mummy to QQ ~ LOL.....flush out a lot of water and bad bacteria only. Not fats.

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  26. Was going through a few blogs. Seems alot of ppl diarrhoea recently. My son is also on the verge of recovery now.

    Teh O sure looks like a great remedy.

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  27. hope u guys are ok edi by now, take care

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  28. Homeopathic medicine can be described as natural kind of therapeutic!
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  29. What a coincidence. Hub and I had mild diarrhea over the weekend in Seremban too... I think it was due to eating too much "rubbish" haha. We didn't take any medicines. Just purged everything out to detox. Anyway, hope both you and YX are back to normal now.

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  30. Hope both you and YX are ok by now. Those charcoal tablets can be bought from the pharmacies. Immodium pills are for diarrhea too..also can be bought from the pharmacies.

    We bought those tablets from KL and brought with us to Jakarta.

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  31. Oh dear, it's such a bad experience especially for the little one. My daughter had diarrhea when she was younger and her 'timing' to the toilet was terrible. Like you mentioned, 3am, 5am, 12pm... it was havoc and lasted for a few days.

    Hope both of you recover well.

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  32. i take charcoal if i have diahroea.. in fact i buy some and keep in the house for emergencies.. hope your whole family is ok now..

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