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What is the treatment for diarrhea?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids fluids fluids

Drinks plenty of fluids to keep up with the fluid losses.
There are medications that can slow down the diarrhea such as lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) but they may prolong the episode of the loose stools. Its better to let the body flush it out naturally, while you keep up with the fluid losses.

In brief: Fluids fluids fluids

Drinks plenty of fluids to keep up with the fluid losses.
There are medications that can slow down the diarrhea such as lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) but they may prolong the episode of the loose stools. Its better to let the body flush it out naturally, while you keep up with the fluid losses.
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: BRAT diet

If your baby has a stomach virus, you could try pedialyte for a few feedings to see if she tolerates it better than formula.
In a child taking solid foods, the "brat" diet (bananas-rice-apple sauce-toast) is recommended. Other starchy foods such as mashed potatoes, rice, and bland pasta will help to solidify the stools. Avoid juices such as apple, pear or prune as they may loosen the stools.

In brief: BRAT diet

If your baby has a stomach virus, you could try pedialyte for a few feedings to see if she tolerates it better than formula.
In a child taking solid foods, the "brat" diet (bananas-rice-apple sauce-toast) is recommended. Other starchy foods such as mashed potatoes, rice, and bland pasta will help to solidify the stools. Avoid juices such as apple, pear or prune as they may loosen the stools.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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