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Diarrhea Treatment and Causes

Before looking for effective diarrhea treatment, it is worth to find out what causes it.

Problems with Lactose

Lactose intolerance is a common cause of diarrhea. If you have been having diarrhea and suspect that dairy food may be to blame, give yourself this test. Avoid all diary food for a week to let your system adjust. Then drink a couple of glasses of milk. If you are lactose intolerant, your digestive system will let you know within a few hours that it is unhappy.

Even if you have lactose intolerance, however, you probably do not have to forfeit dairy food completely. Small amounts of cheese, or other dairy food, like 8 ounces of milk, may be safe, especially if you have them as part of a meal.

Honey of a Problem

Hot tea and honey can warm a cold winter�s day. But too much of the sweet stuff can send some people running to the warm security of the bathroom. Some of the fructose / sugar you eat can slip into the large intestine undigested. Over time it begins to ferment, then causing gas and diarrhea.

Travel to "Exotic" Areas

People travel to "exotic" places and countries, which don�t have the same sanitation standards as back home, may have traveler�s diarrhea. Water in the less-developed countries often harbors large amounts of bacteria.

Diarrhea Caused by Medications

Drugs used to treat complications of HIV, such as ganciclovir (Cytovene, Valcyte) and interferon alpha (Intron-A, Pegetron, Pegasys), can often cause diarrhea as well. Sometimes, taking antibiotics (such as Septra and Penicillin) can kill off the good bacteria in your gut and lead to an overgrowth of other germs, causing diarrhea.

Diarrhea Treatment with Home Remedies

� Mix a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water half an hour before each meal.

� Boil pomegranate peel, cool and drink (can add sugar) half a cup 2 times a day.

� Grind half an apple and drink the juice, a little every time.

� Eat rice, toasted bread with no spread, bananas and drink a lot of water.

� Make tea out of coriander leaves or drink peppermint tea.

� Drink carrot soup or carrot juice which are good for making the stools less watery.

� Mix and mash corn, garlic and potatoes, then eat or eat boiled sweet potatoes.

Ginger tea can stop cramps and pain. Or take ginger in capsules.

� Boil brown rice and water for 45 minutes eat the rice (it contains Vitamin B) and drink the water.

Natural Cures for Diarrhea

� Black Indian Tea without the use of milk or sugar.

� The aerial parts and leaves of Agrimony act as an astringent and healing approach for an inflamed intestinal tract. Agrimony makes an effective infusion or tincture that is also recommended for soothing the symptoms that plague children.

� The acid within the buttermilk is known to combat germs and bacteria. Buttermilk is the leftover milk that appears after the fat has been eliminated from the curd during the churning process. Mix rice with buttermilk as a natural diarrhea treatment.

� Dry or fresh ginger has been used for many years to aid in the digestion process, as well as to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract.

� When looking for a natural diarrhea treatment, one teaspoon of fresh mint juice mixed with a teaspoon each of honey and lime juice can be taken three times per day.

Remember - Drink Lots of Fluids

� With diarrhea, your body loses a large amount of water. Drink plenty of clear fluids to replace the loss.

� Until diarrhea has run its course, it is a good idea to eat only the blandest of foods, such as noodles, white bread, bananas, and applesauce, because they won�t irritate an already cranky colon.

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