If you have diarrhoea you should try and eat the following foods:
You should try to avoid high fibre and spicy foods as these can worsen diarrhoea. Y
ou should drink freshly boiled and cooled water mixed with rehydration sachets and avoid alcohol.
Symptoms of early or mild dehydration include:
If you recognise any of the early symptoms of dehydration it is important to start to rehydrate yourself using rehydration sachets as soon as possible. Dehydration is a dangerous side effect of diarrhoea that should not be ignored.
No, under no circumstance should you stop drinking water if you have diarrhoea. It will not help to ease your diarrhoea and it will only increase the risk of dehydration – a potentially dangerous complication.
No, if used properly diarrhoea treatment should not leave you constipated.
You may sometimes experience vomiting and diarrhoea together although this is usually due to an infection, like norovirus. It is important that if your vomiting and diarrhoea last for more than a couple of days, you should see your GP.
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