How to Treat Diarrhea at Home

Whatever may be the illness,you should be aware of the main cause of the disease. Just like most of the disease here in the case of diarrhoea also the

Virus and contaminated food will be the primary root cause.

In some cases, it may also be due to bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

 Disruptions in your gastrointestinal system will make the condition to worsen further.


1)Possible other causes are food poisoning, unclean vessels used for food preparation.

2) Contraindications due to an antibiotic usage or long time usage of pain killer medicine

3) unhygienic water may be a cause, or you can say like contaminated water with an infection causing agent.

Who will be Affected?

 Diarrhea is common in young children and mostly it is caused by a virus. People with low disease resistance will get affected.

When You will be Affected?

If you travel more then you may have a high chance of eating street side food.

Avoid visiting the places where food contamination, water contamination is prevalent.

Bacteria will be seen in the raw food, previous day cooked food or spoiled food.

What You have to do First?

Managing the water loss should be your main task. It should be compensated with an oral rehydration solution.

What Should be Avoided?

 Avoiding anxiety may help you because anxiety will be followed by stomach ulcers which is not good in such circumstances.

Medical Care

The treatment and care is required immediately for your infant, your child and old people

1)Keep an eye on the symptoms like the uncontrolled fever of 102°F or higher.

2)If you excrete bloody stools or black stools.

3)Reduced output of urine accompanied with dry mouth and dry skin

4)Develop a fever over 102°F (38.9°C)

5)If you are experiencing abdominal cramps which does not subsides even after taking the pills.

  • A Simple Remedy-Hydration

Keeping yourself hydrated is very much important especially if you have been affected by diarrhea.

 Age-old people and children at their young age comes under the category of low immune people. Such people may face more consequences if they were affected by diarrhea.

The infants could also be affected by diarrhea due to their consumption of mother’s milk or milk powders.

  • Everyday Using Probiotics

Probiotics are nothing but which will be in your daily intake list and especially if you are treating the diarrhea. Because, it has the capacity to promote the beneficial bacteria.

 These beneficial bacteria survives in your intestinal tract to create a healthy bowel system.

They are the beneficial microorganisms which will exist in foods, including the

soft cheeses, cottage cheese, dark chocolates,

green olives, pickles, sourdough bread, yogurt.

They protect your intestines against infection.

Common Man Idea- OTC Drugs depends on the Severity

If your symptoms are not severe you can manage with the over-the-counter medicines.

The medicine like loperamide tablet may help you to overcome diarrhea.

While these medicines can deal with the symptoms of diarrhea, they do not provide a permanent solution for the root cause of the disease.

Know about the Foods to Eat

 You can consider eating these food which will be easy for digestion.

They are as follows.

bananas, it should not be harder to consume, then moving on to our daily cooked white rice can be consumed with the curd, and you can take milk with oatmeal.

 Note the Foods to Avoid

Though fiber rich foods are good for health generally, it will not suits you in this condition.

Because you may find it difficult to digest. So, you can avoid high fiber content food.

Fried food, like fried potatoes, fried oily garlic, onions in the food and pepper foods should not be prescribed for the people who suffer due to diarrhea.  

alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and the vegetables like beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,chickpeas,corns,green leafy vegetables, berries.

Avoid these Drinks

  Some of you may know that you should not consume the daily routine liquid intake like soft drinks, carbonated drinks and coffee.

  This will reduce the water content in your body. It may make your symptoms to worse.

Severe Health Issues

If you have chronic diarrhea, you should use only the medicines which your doctor prescribes.  bloody diarrhea, accompanied with fever and abdominal pain has to be treated immediately.


 There is nothing like a minor health issue. Any health issues need diagnosis, treatment and remedy to lead a healthy life. Diarrhea is one such health issue that can disturb your routine life if not treated immediately.

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