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Get all the important queries answered on loose motion including its causes, symptoms and treatments. For Pregnant Mothers we have also tried listing home remedies in case of loose motion, which can also be used in general.

Loose motion commonly known as Diarrhea is a medical condition experienced in the form of frequent passage of loose stools watery in nature. Although, watery bowel movements are not a concern for worry; frequent watery stool can have adverse effects through draining out excess water and minerals from your body. Loose motion further causes appetite loss, abdominal pain, weakness etc.

Loose Motion Causes

Loose motion can be caused by many factors such as-

  • Infection from bacteria or parasites in food or air if consumed orally through any medium.
  • Certain food allergies can cause loose motion.
  • Malnutrition is also an alarming sign of loose motion.
  • Overeating and alcohol abuse can also lead to loose motion
  • Gas, ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) and irritable bowel movements are two of the important leading factors of loose motion.
  • Reaction to various medications such as Antibiotics, Anti-depressants, Antacids, and medicines as a part of Chemotherapy can lead to loose motion.
  • Pregnant women, even hormonal disorders could lead to loose motion.

Loose Motion Symptoms

Normally Loose Motion lasts for 2-3 days with symptoms such as


Loose Motion Treatment Methods

Loose motion can be treated in both with the help of medicines and certain home remedies depending on the severity of the problem. If the person gets very dehydrated with loose motion, he/she is prescribed Intravenous therapy (therapy delivering liquid dietary elements directly to the veins). Also, Antibiotics such asTrimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) are suggested to cure bacterial infection in loose motion orDiarrhea.

Home Remedies for Loose Motion (also applies to Pregnant Women)

There are certain home remedies food which have proven to be very successful in controlling loose motion or loose stools as discussed below-

1- Mustard seeds:

Mustard seeds have antibacterial properties and are very useful for people suffering from diarrhea.

How to Use:Soak ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds in half a teacup of water. Drink this water for 2-3 times a day to heal you.

2- Fenugreek Seeds & Carom Seeds

Both Fenugreek and carom seeds contain anti-fungal properties, which helps cleansing out the toxins in your body from bacterial infections during loose motion.

Taking Carom seed is best during loose motion

How to Use: Grind one tablespoonful of powder from either fenugreek or carom seeds. Mix this powder in a glass of water in the morning.

3- Honey

Honey has natural healing properties for inflammation issues during loose motion or diarrhea. It helps tightening stool consistency as well.

How to Use:Take a teaspoonful of organic honey mixed with a glass of lukewarm water in the morning to heal bacterial infection during loose motion.

4- Bottle gourd juice

Bottle gourd juice is very effective in balancing the water level in the body after loose motion dehydrates you.

How to Use:Chop a bottle gourd into blendable pieces. Put the pieces in a blender or a juicer to extract juice. Drink the juice two times a day to hydrate your body.

5- Raw papaya

Raw papaya has various medicinal properties to heal bacterial infections such as loose motion. It also reduces abdominal and stomach cramps.

How to Use: Chop a papaya into tiny pieces. Wash them properly and boil them. Sprinkle some sea salt or rock salt (sea salt or rock salt does not reduce your water content as compared to normal salts) and have it as a salad.

Hope this article has been able to resolve your queries on loose motion. Use Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

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Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.


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Manoj Kugnau

The average human intestine is about 8 meters long and gets most affected by Diarrhea. You can lose up to 20 liters of fluids in a day with diarrhea.

Oct. 2, 2018, 4:38 p.m. 4.5


Mayank Chand

Salts such as WHO ORS are effective for loose motion either for child or adults. Take salted water instead of normal water as it will hydrate you all day long after watery stool.

Sept. 29, 2018, 6:51 p.m. 5.0


Namrata Tyagi

Apple cider vinegar is a very effective remedy for loose motion. Drink one glass of warm water, mixed with two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day.

July 13, 2018, 2:47 p.m. 5.0


Shrabani Saha

Loose motions are really scary but can be treated at home itself. You can mix half spoon of turmeric in warm water and can have it as early as you mix it. This helps very rapidly in controlling loose motions.

Oct. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m. 4.5


Elisângela Venâncio

Well, I always take anti-diarrheal (loperamide) oral and it helps my stools to settle down easily. But I will try this home remedy in future if I have them again. One of my friends told me that eating raw bananas can also help but never tried.

Oct. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m. 4.5

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