However, the moment it does not go away and persists to be, people can consult with their doctor and ask for medications. Doctors can give anti-diarrhea medicines if they are deemed safe. If not, then other treatments may be given.
Doctors may also ask for a stool sample to find out what has been causing frequent diarrhea.
Always remember to consult a doctor before taking any anti-diarrhea medication as this may worsen things rather than alleviate diarrhea.
Diarrhea may lead to dehydration, so ensure sufficient fluid intake. Do not force yourself to eat solid foods, only do so once you are able. Also, start consuming small amounts of food and avoid heavy meals, spicy, and fatty foods.
Other treatments would include:
- Medication adjustment
- Replacing fluids. If drinking fluids upsets the stomach, then the fluids would have to be replaced with IV fluids.
- Drink fluids that contain electrolytes and minerals such as potassium and sodium (fruit juices and broth). However, some fruit juices should be avoided as they may worsen diarrhea, for instance, apple juice.