Your body can waste a lot of liquids and salts when you have diarrhea, making dehydration a significant concern. Numerous loose and watery stools can immediately lead to fluid loss. Here are some simple ways to remain hydrated:
choose sports drinks because of their sugar and salt content, both allow water to be more readily absorbed, and even more so when taken together. everyone can make their personal sports drinks by combining a teaspoon of salt to a quarter cup of apple juice, that tiny amount of salt will encourage the body absorb fluids but isn't sufficient to make the apple juice taste bad. Bickston suggests keeping your bottles at room temperature because a warm drink will sit better with you than a cold one.
Drink only clear liquids. Some other great choices for treating diarrhea include clear broth and water.
Avoid drinks that can worsen symptoms. Caffeinated, alcoholic, and sugary drinks can exacerbate dehydration. Milk and other dairy products can cause your symptoms feel worse because diarrhea can cause brief lactose intolerance.
If your diarrhea persists more than a several days, you might need to review the foods you are eating, as any can disturb your bowel and make diarrhea critical. These include foods great in fiber (bran, whole grains, brown rice) as well as fatty or extremely sweet foods.
Over-the-counter medications include loperamide (Imodium) and bismuth sub-salicylate (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate). “These are right to use on occasion and have the vast advantage of not needing a doctor’s prescription,” Bickston says. However, they should not be taken for more than 2 days.