First Aid

First Aid: Diarrhea Treatment

The first wealth is health”.

And regular bowel movement is the natural way to keep the body healthy. However, diarrhea causes constant loose bowel movements. It is a common illness among all the age groups. People suffering from it, often experiences a cramp in the stomach along with loose motions. Diarrhea results in loosing huge amount of fluids. It causes the body to pass the fluid out, before it can be absorbed by the intestines. The loss of fluids makes the body dehydrated and also results in electrolyte imbalance.

Causes:

  • Diarrhea occasionally results from eating too much fatty and spicy food items.
  • It can also be caused due to food poisoning and food allergies.
  • Excess alcohol consumption and too much caffeine intake also results in diarrhea.

Here you can find few first aid measures that one can undertake to treat diarrhea. Use WHO rehydration salt – either mix the salt in the water and drink it or use it along with the food.

  • The best way to keep body hydrated is to drink plenty of fresh and purewater.
  • In case of moderate to severe suffering, one can take electrolyte solution such a Gatorade.
  • One, can also drink fresh and natural fruit juices, especially pomegranate and carrot juice.
  • Encourage one to have plain yogurt as it helps to restore the normal bowel functions.
  • Eat BRAT diet – Includes Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and dry Toast. This diet helps to regulate the bowel movements.
  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice , 1/2 teaspoon of ginger juice and a pinch of pepper in water and drink it.
  • Few healthy tips during diarrhea

    • Avoid eating spicy food items.
    • Do not consume alcohol.
    • Avoid eating uncooked and uncovered food items.
    • Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before every meal.
    • Avoid consuming milk products, if suffering from diarrhea.

     Time to see the Doctor

    • If, diarrhea lasts for more than three days.
    • Experiencing fever along with diarrhea.
    • Severe abdominal pain.“Health is wealth” . Undoubtedly, health is the most valuable asset in life. Hence take good care.

2 responses to First Aid: Diarrhea Treatment

  1. very good.i really appreciate you and thank you for giving me some opportunity

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