Diarrhea is uncomfortable and inconvenient for anyone. It is
more worrisome if you are mom, knowing that your child is going through discomfort
and pain. Thankfully there are ways that you can do (and dont do) to keep you and
the rest of the family healthy and diarrhea-free.
the diet temporarily
Avoid foods and beverages such as
beans, green leafy vegetables, dairy, caffeine and carbonated drinks for the mean
time because these can cause gas and bloating⁶⁰
The most important treatment for
diarrhea is keeping your fluid intake up⁶¹.
Wash soiled laundry at
the highest temperature possible for the fabric.
Washing the laundry in high
temperatures can help prevent the spread of infection⁶².
Use tap water for toothbrushing while travelling
Doing so can increase your risk of
having traveler’s diarrhea)²⁶.
Always check the label. The probiotic
product should contain the right friendly bacteria for diarrhea, should be
effective, of high quality and most importantly, recommended by doctors³⁸.