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home remedy cures for diarrhea?

I looked it up on the web and the results sounded crazy (raw eggs etc - ick). Wondering if anyone has methods they've used with some success.

Sat. Sep 23, 9:37am

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My home remedy is to reach into the medicine cabinet and pull out some Immodium. I usually keep it in my home.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 9:55 AM

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OP here. Sorry, I should have been clearer. I mean natural (consisting of food and drink) cures.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 10:24 AM

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Bananas and dairy products usually work for me.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 11:00 AM

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Saturday, September 23, 2006, 11:47 AM

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My mom swears by bananas. I swear by cheese-heavy dishes (usually Italian). I guess I'm basically seconding the 11:00am poster's suggestions.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 12:07 PM

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Dairy always helps. Plain, low-fat (not non-fat) yogurt does wonders.

If your stomach is in a huge amount of pain, simply reduce all food intake and drink plenty of gatorade/something else that will replace your electrolytes. For some reason salty food (think ww saltine crackers) + popsicles (sugar free) always help me too.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 12:49 PM

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Dairy products?? Thats very strange considering they usually tell you to avoid these things if you have bad runs. Most doctors will tell you to do the same diet as you would for children, the BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce and toast, or variations of that. But DAIRY, that usually causes it to get worse in most people.

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 12:54 PM

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here is a link with some great info about your problem. fyi: when you experience bouts of diarrhea or frequent vomitting, your body loses vital potassium and magnesium. i think the bananas suggestions are aimed more at replenishing your body than actually halting the problem. beans, grains, nuts and fish have the highest contents of magnesium. hang in there!


Saturday, September 23, 2006, 4:48 PM

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canned unsweeted pumpkin...helps if you are constipated and with diarrhea (weird huh?!?) Balances out liquids in body...I've used for myself and for my doggy :)

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 8:25 PM

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OP here - thanks everyone! I called my mom in the AM and she suggested mixing plain yogurt + white rice, which I did and it seemed to help. Also indulged in bananas, once the worst seemed to be over. Thanks for explaining about the electrolytes reasoning for that: you saved me a difficult, fevered, trip to the store to buy gatorade!

Regarding dairy, I suspect that for some (those who are lactose intolerent or allergic in some way) it does make it worse or even causes the problem. But otherwise, it is meant to be binding. At least, according to mom!

Saturday, September 23, 2006, 8:56 PM

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