Do’s and don’ts for diarrhea

Diarrhea normally clears up on its own. It can happen to anyone. For a mild case of diarrhea, here are some ways to deal with your distress at home:

Drink fluids

If you suffer from bowel looseness, you can only eat limited food, because some foods can just worsen the situation. having this, you should first try liquids. Try to sip some soup, fruit juices (except prune juice) and beverages that contain electrolytes, such as Gatorade. Beverages that have electrolytes can help replace the liquids and body chemicals lost during diarrhea.

Drink enough liquids

Water is very important to your body. It can also prevent you from having diarrhea. Drinking eight glasses or more daily is enough. Try to observe your urine when you are having diarrhea; if it is dark, this can be a sign that you are dehydrated. So to prevent it, drink more water to prevent not only bowel looseness but also other health problems.

Eat low-fiber foods (only when you have diarrhea)

If your bowel looseness gets better or once your tools become formed. Do not eat fatty and greasy foods such as meats, fried foods, milk, cheese, butter and some commercially-baked products like biscuits and bread. The best food that you can eat is low-fiber foods. These include soda crackers, toast bread, eggs, rice or chicken. Fiber helps you form stools. The advisable amount of fiber on a regular basis is 25 grams. This promotes regular and good bowel health.

Avoid medications

Some people immediately take medicines when they don’t feel well or if they feel pain. If there is mild loosen bowel, do not immediately take antibiotics or even over-the-counter drugs. These can’t relieve your diarrhea but can even worsen your situation. These may even slow the elimination of infectious agents that can trigger more diarrhea and may result to weakness. If diarrhea gets worse, consult a doctor for some medical treatments.