3 Treatments For Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common problem with many of as every now and then, but some experience problems with diarrhea more often. This diarrhea problem is likely due to irritable bowl syndrome (IBS), and will likely not go away unless it is treated in some way. This article will discuss 3 different treatment options for diarrhea that you can try if it is a problem for you. 

Home Remedies

If you are experiencing diarrhea often, it is important to make sure that you are taking in plenty of liquids. These liquids include water, broth, sports drinks, and caffeine free sodas. This will help to flush whatever is in your body out of your system, which may help stop the diarrhea.  These liquids will also help to keep your body hydrated, which is crucial when you are losing so much of your body's water and so many electrolytes through your diarrhea.


When it comes to over-the-counter medicines for diarrhea, there are likely more than you have ever heard of. You can take certain liquids or pills that will help to bulk up your stool, therefore putting an end to your diarrhea. You can also try medicines that help with an upset stomach, as they may be a leading factor in your problems with soft or liquid stool. If the over-the-counter medicines don't work well for you, then it is a good idea to visit the doctor, and see if he has something for you that may work better. 

Diet Change

If you are suffering from continued diarrhea, it is a good idea to change your diet. While you are suffering from the diarrhea, it is smart to only eat bland foods that will not upset your stomach. The BRAT diet is normally recommended and includes bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. These foods are very mild, and likely will not upset your stomach more than it already is. You should also avoid spicy foods, as that may lead to an upset stomach and soft stool.

You will also want to try and see if there are any foods that you may be allergic or intolerant to. For example, many people who have a lactose intolerance are either constipated or have diarrhea when they eat or drink dairy. Try different meal plans out, and see if any certain foods trigger your diarrhea.

Having diarrhea is not ideal for anyone, so the key is to treat it as soon and as successfully as possible, whether that be by using home diarrhea remedies, medicine, or changing your diet.