Diarrhoea is perhaps one of the most common yet the most loathsome condition that everyone experiences one or the other time. It has many causes- it can be due to a potential gastrointestinal disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome, infections such as gastroenteritis or could also be a side effect of certain medications such as antibiotics.
While all of us do have some over-the-counter medications to control diarrhoea in our medicine cabinets, little do we know that mere diet can also sometimes help to curb diarrhoea. A person having diarrhoea loses a lot of water and essential electrolytes.
Bananas and Applesauce:
Toast, crackers and pretzels:
Soups and broths:
Lean meat and scrambled eggs:
In addition to knowing what to eat, you should also know what not to eat.
Diarrhoea makes you tired, so the importance of taking rest and letting your body heal should not be underestimated. Limit physical activities as they can further increase dehydration. Sip in water throughout the day, keep yourself well hydrated.