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Treating Diarrhea

In all but the most severe cases, diarrhea will clear on its own within a few days without treatment. If you seek medical attention, you will most likely be directed to be mindful to maintain your level of fluids and salts. There are many special replenishing fluids on the market, over the counter that can help to in maintaining body fluid, salts or electrolyte levels. Even the now popular sports drinks can accomplish this, but be weary of the highly flavored ones, as they may cause stomach and digestive tract upset leading to worsening levels of diarrhea.

Your body requires adequate levels of fluids and electrolytes in order to maintain the electric currents that keep your heart beating. Electrolytes are salts and minerals such as sodium and potassium that are usually derived from the foods that are consumed. Disruption of the body's fluid and mineral levels creates an electrolyte imbalance. It is essential to maintain proper hydration especially during periods of diarrhea. Improper hydration can, if severe, cause the heart to stop beating.

If it is determined that an antibiotic medication caused your diarrhea, there may be a need to stop taking that medication and have your physician alter your treatment.

If a parasitic infection caused your diarrhea, prescription antibiotics may ease your symptoms. But the down side as you might have guessed is antibiotics can sometimes cause diarrhea. There are more homeopathic suggestions of remedy that might be helpful in parasitic infection

If diarrhea is chronic, or caused by other diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome, treating the underlying disease or disorder may help ease your diarrhea.

 

Prevention

You can help prevent the spread of viral diarrhea by washing your hands and encouraging your children to wash their hands. Because viral diarrhea spreads easily, it's a good idea to keep your children home from school or child care if they have diarrhea.

To prevent diarrhea caused by food contaminations it is always advisable to use dairy products that have been pasteurized. The process of pasteurization involves heating dairy products to kill bacteria. The required temperatures and times are outlined specifically in such documents such as the Ontario Pasteurization Regulation. It is also recommended to serve food right away and be sure to refrigerate leftovers promptly. Leaving food out at room temperature can encourage bacterial growth.

Diarrhea commonly affects people who travel to developing or what is commonly refered to as third world countries, where it is sometimes due to inadequate sanitation and contaminated food and water. Pay close attention to what you eat. Try to eat hot, well-cooked foods. In these areas is might be wise to avoid raw fruits and vegetables unless you can peel them yourself. Avoid raw or undercooked meats and abstain from all dairy foods if possible.

Watch what you drink. Drink bottled water, soda, beer or wine served in its original container. Remember that ice is usually made of tap water, so use it as a cooling agent and never in a beverage. Avoid tap water; use bottled water even for brushing your teeth. Drinks that are made from boiled water, such as coffee and tea, are usually safe. Keep in mind that drinks that contain alcohol and caffeine can aggravate diarrhea and dehydration.

 

OTC Medications

Diarrhea caused by viral infections typically ends on its own without medical assistance. Over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medications can help to slow diarrhea and help to prevent dehydration, but will not lessen the time it takes the virus to run its course in the body. Certain types of diarrhea may be made worse by using OTC medications. These medications can slow or prevent the body from cleansing itself of the agent that is causing the diarrhea. Diarrhea is part of the body’s natural defense mechanisms against infection. Be aware that over the counter anti-diarrhea medicines aren't always safe for children. Check with your doctor before giving these medications to your child.

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids during while experiencing symptoms of diarrhea to prevent dehydration. Drink plenty of clear liquids, including water, broths, gelatin, juices and clear sodas if necessary. If you are supplementing fiber in your diet, you should probably suspend added fiber until the symptoms subside. Avoid spicy and fatty foods; try to eat a carbohydrate and low fiber food diet. Add more solid fiber foods as your symptoms clear and bowel movements return to normal.

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