Do you know of any home remedies for diarrhea?

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Granny and Mamma, this is kind of an embarassing question, but I don’t know who else to ask. Do either of you know any herbal or home remedies for frequent diarrhea?

Don’t be embarrassed. It happens to everyone. Often diarrhea is your body trying to get rid of something that is irritating it in some way. It can be agitated by stress, bad reactions to food or certain medications like antibiotics which often cause diarrhea. Make sure you check with your doctor to make sure it isn’t a sign of something else. There is a traditional diet parents give children who are suffering from diarrhea. It can work for adults too. It is called the BRAT diet. It consists of mild and bland foods that help your digestive tract fight the diarrhea without agitating it further. BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. Some turn it into the BRATY diet and add one more ingredient to the diet and that is yogurt. A live culture yogurt can often help calm your insides. You can start by eating those simple foods then add others. Your body needs a balanced diet and all the foods needed for that are not on the list. This isn’t meant to be a permanent diet. Some foods will bother some digestive tracts and be fine for other people. You have to find out what works for you. If the doctor has determined there is nothing seriously wrong that is causing the diarrhea, and this is an ongoing problem try journaling all the foods you eat Note when the worst bouts of diarrhea occur. It may be foods that are causing you problems. Food allergies can cause diarrhea amongst other symptoms, so keeping track of what you eat might give you a clue to a food or foods that irritate the digestive tract. Then eat accordingly. Milk and milk products, caffeine, artificial sweeteners and alcohol can be agitating for some people. Before you rush to see what you can take for the diarrhea, see if there is something you can change or eliminate in your life or diet that may be causing it. Mama Nono

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