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Natural Remedies for Diarrhea – Home Remedies for Diarrhea

Diarrhea – frequent trips to the toilet is something virtually everyone experiences every now and then. Diarrhea occurs when the foods and fluids pass too quickly through the gastrointestinal tract.  In the majority of cases, diarrhea is not a sign of  any other serious underlying condition.

Diarrhea usually clears up on its own and typically does not require medical treatment. You can reduce the symptoms of diarrhea with the following home remedies:

Adequate intake of liquids. Diarrhea can lead to a loss of significant amounts of water and salts which can be a major problem in children and the elderly. Make sure that you drink an adequate amount of water or other liquids but avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Low fiber diet. Soda crackers, rice krispies, toast, white rice, plain pasta, applesauce, bananas and other foods low in fiber content help to firm up the stool. Add low fiber foods to your diet gradually and return to normal diet when the bowel movement normalizes gradually as well. Avoid dairy products, and foods high in fiber and fat.
Eat less and more frequently.
Black tea (unsweetened). Drink three cups of unsweetened black tea per day.
Other herbal teas. You can also try with chamomile, thyme, ginger, anise or ginger tea. All herbs are very popular for digestive problems including diarrhea.

There are also prepared Natural Remedies for Diarrhea that have proven to be very effective.  As always, you should check with your doctor before beginning any course of treatment.

Diarrhea in children and infants might represent certain health risks due to a potentially significant loss of fluids which might lead to dehydration. Make sure your child drinks enough water or other fluids. If the diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting or if your child refuses to eat,  has symptoms of dehydration,  is unusually sleepy or restless, has fever or bloody stools, or if you suspect your child might have ingested eaten something poisonous you should seek medical help immediately.

Healthy adults usually do not require medical help but you are advised to contact your health care provider promptly if:
– diarrhea persists despite home treatment
– diarrhea might be a side effect of medications
– other family members have similar symptoms
– you are passing black or bloody stools.

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