Diarrhea and vomiting cause the loss of fluids which need to be replaced. In some cases diarrhea is the secondary symptom of another problem, but in most instances is cause by food poisoning; bacteria in food or water; food allergies; or a virus. Also, excess alcohol consumption; laxatives; caffeine are known to cause diarrhea. Some medicines can trigger diarrhea, such as antibiotics (tetracycline, clyndamycin, penicillin). If you find, blood or mucus in the stool is a sign of infection or parasites.

Some well known drugs will stop diarrhea but they interfere with the natural process of cleansing that the body desperately needs. With natural remedies we may help ourselves feel better without stopping the immune system from doing its job.

Your body uses diarrhea to flush bacteria or viruses you might have ingested by eating bad food. Therefore, it might be a bad idea to stop diarrhea too quickly. However, diarrhea does not work sometimes and if goes on for several days, dehydration and loss of important nutrients may occur which can be dangerous specially in children. That's why we recommend the use of home remedies for diarrhea instead of over the counter drugs, using herbs you can stop diarrhea and target the cause of it at the same time.

Eating the wrong kind of food (food cooked in unhygienic conditions), overeating, toxins in food substances or certain parasites, virus and bacteria etc can lead to diarrhea. Children in developing countries are especially prone to it and sometimes people visiting these countries may also catch the disease. Treating it at the right time is important, as diarrhea can cause extreme dehydration and in some cases even death. Appropriate medicines along with the following home remedies can help in curing this disease-

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Natural Remedies for Diarrhea

Drinking lots of carrot soup can help in curing diarrhea. The water content in the soup helps in combating dehydration and carrots provide essential minerals like phosphorus, calcium and magnesium etc to the body.

A mixture of dry ginger powder and rock salt can help in providing relief from diarrhea caused by indigestion.

Bottle gourd juice is also beneficial for people suffering from diarrhea.

Consuming butter milk can also help in curing diarrhea, however, travelers who do have access to home made buttermilk should avoid this home remedy.

Finally, make sure you eat light non-spicy meals and drink lots of water to get rid of diarrhea.

Symptoms of Diarrhea

The common illness, which may last several days, often called "intestinal flu," is often due to one of a number of viruses that infect the bowel, making it weep fluid. The excess of fluid in the bowel leads to liquid stools. The inflammation may also be associated with cramping abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Other common infectious diarrheas may be caused by bacteria. These bacteria irritate the bowel and make it pour out fluid. The inflammation may also be associated with cramping abdominal pain. "Travelers' diarrhea" is due to particular bacteria common in certain areas of the world.

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