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Diarrhea Home Remedy

Diarrhea Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the term that is used to describe frequent loose or liquid bowel movements. Once diarrhea begins, it usually takes from two to four days for the symptoms to disappear. Diarrhea may also be accompanied by cramping abdominal pain.

If symptoms lasts for more than a week or are accompanied by a fever, or if there is blood, pus, or mucus in your stool, then it is best to consult a doctor since it could be a sign of a more serious illness.

Causes of Diarrhea

Most diarrhea occurs as a result of a viral infection. Traveler's diarrhea is the most common type, which often occurs by drinking water from an infected water supply. For this reason, it is always recommended that you drink only bottled water and avoid ice cubes when traveling abroad.

Nervous diarrhea is another common type, which can occur when an individual is under a significant amount of stress, such as before an important exam or presentation.

Many people that take antacids on a regular basis also experience frequent diarrhea. Antacids often contain magnesium, which is a know trigger of diarrhea when taken in large doses.

Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Diarrhea Treatment

Drinking Fluids to Treat Diarrhea

When diarrhea occurs, it is important to consume plenty of clear liquids such as water, apple juice, and tea to avoid dehydration. A common recommendation is 6 to 8 ounces of water every 2 hours when suffering from diarrhea. Since diarrhea depletes potassium and sodium, sports drinks such as Gatorade are also highly recommended. However, it is important to avoid non-clear drinks such as orange juice or tomato juice, and stay clear of alcoholic beverages.

Diarrhea Home Remedy Using Yogurt

If diarrhea is caused by stress or food poisoning (such as traveler's diarrhea), then a great home remedy is to consume yogurt. The active "good" bacterial cultures in yogurt help to balance the effect of the "bad" bacteria that triggered the diarrhea in the first place.

Apple Cider Vineger Home Remedy for Diarrhea

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great natural remedy for diarrhea. The vinegar acts an effective agent against many of the major bacteria that lead to diarrhea, and the high pectin concentration in the vinegar soothes the irritated lining of the colon. A suggested dosage is to mix 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into an 8 oz glass of water, and drink this 3 times a day.

Avoid Fiber to Control Diarrhea

It is best to avoid stressing your digestive system when you are experiencing diarrhea. Therefore, it is best to stay away from high-fiber and complex carbohydate foods such as whole grain breads, oats, pasta, corn, and most fruits such as apples, pears, and prunes. Instead, light foods such as white bread, steamed carrots, and applesauce are recommended. Bananas are also highly recommended since they are high in potassium (which is often depleted as a result of diarrhea).

Black Seed Oil to Treat Diarrhea

Black Seed Oil has been found to be an effective natural remedy for diarrhea. Simply mix a teaspoon of black seed oil with a cup of yogurt, and take the mixture twice a day until symptoms disappear.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Robert Murray on Nov 22 2013 05:02:58
My mate has diarrhea real bad he has lung cancer and takes lomotil but its really bad at the moment,any suggestions please.

Posted by Kelly on Jan 06 2013 02:41:21
A cup of black tea, a half cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt with a bit of local honey, and the juice from a half cup blackberries or blueberries boiled in water ans then drunk like tea works great. Then follow BRATTY diet for a couple of days (Bananas, brown Rice, Applesauce, Toast, Tea, Yogurt). Can use honey to sweeten, no artificial sweeteners, certainly no sorbitol. No sugary yogurts, but the good stuff, plain Greek yogurt, very important for rebalancing flora.

Posted by Linda on Nov 04 2012 17:59:07
I take a table spoon of Apple cider vinegar and it will stop my dirrhea

Posted by jo on Oct 05 2012 02:19:07
Pray,believe, have faith. Rub peppermint oil. On stomach should feel better

Posted by Rita on Sep 30 2012 21:17:57
For diarrhea in babies, I found that yogurt with probiotic or a pinch of probiotic supplement mixed in babies food helps. Also you can give a teaspoon ful of Gripe Water to the baby. Make sure he/she stays well hydrated. I ope it helps!

Posted by chibani said on Sep 30 2012 10:15:04
How is the treatment of diarrhea for babies

Posted by amanda on May 23 2012 05:23:22
I actually drink a pint of cider. Canned or bottled, it stops it in its tracks..but 'immodium' etc dont help at all!

Posted by gramma bett on Apr 14 2012 08:49:31
chew well couple tbls. old fashion oats(don't cook)should dry it up!

Posted by shraddha on Apr 10 2012 02:00:13
yes it really work it

Posted by msaad on Mar 21 2012 06:23:49
am hiv+ how can i cure my self using the black seed

Posted by Anni on Aug 10 2011 13:58:18
As soon as you start having diarrhea, mix one teaspoon of ground coffee in just a little water (2-4 tablespoons in a glass).Drink this mixture and usually just once does the trick. If not, do this one more time and you'll be cured for sure.

Posted by Nancy on Jan 30 2011 09:53:20
i get lots diarrhea please help from Nancy

Posted by Evelyn on Sep 06 2009 21:13:52
I notice you say ACV for diarrhea. I had been taking this with baking soda for a couple of weeks and just got diarrhea with chills and sweats and not sure if it is from this mixture or something else. Could it be the baking soda?

Posted by PAULA on Jul 30 2009 15:19:40
to get rid of diarrhea eat a half cup of applesauce or a bannana it has worked for every time for over 25 years

Posted by Susanne Farrar on Mar 03 2009 17:32:44
One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar taken every hour until loose stool ceases. I\\'ve never had to take more than 3 tablespoons total and am usually cured by the first one or two spoonsful.

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