Diarrhea

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Managing diarrhea

Treatment of diarrhea involves replacing lost fluid and electrolytes. Depending on the cause of the problem, a person might also need medication to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection. Children may need an oral rehydration solution to replace lost fluid and electrolytes.

Keep a food diary if diarrhea occurs intermittently

Monitor the foods you eat and the reactions your body has. This may help identify a food intolerance or celiac disease which would explain your diarrhea and allow you to make a decision to change your diet and relieve your diarrhea.

It is important to remember that if you have diarrhea for several days or develop a new onset of diarrhea, fever or severe abdominal pain, you should see your doctor.

Living Positively

Managing diarrhea

Treatment of diarrhea involves replacing lost fluid and electrolytes. Depending on the cause of the problem, a person might also need medication to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection. Children may need an oral rehydration solution to replace lost fluid and electrolytes.

Keep a food diary if diarrhea occurs intermittently

Monitor the foods you eat and the reactions your body has. This may help identify a food intolerance or celiac disease which would explain your diarrhea and allow you to make a decision to change your diet and relieve your diarrhea.

It is important to remember that if you have diarrhea for several days or develop a new onset of diarrhea, fever or severe abdominal pain, you should see your doctor.

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