Most of the time, treatment is not needed to resolve diarrhoea. But there are instances where diarrhoea can be life-threatening if left untreated. In such cases, dehydration becomes the result and it is dangerous to health, especially to children, people with weak immune system and older adults. This article will show you how diarrhoea can be controlled at home and also when it is time to contact our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol.
If you experience not less than three watery, loose or liquid bowel movements per day, then it is likely to be diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is a condition whereby the intestine has lost the ability to absorb fluid or it secretes fluid of its own.
There exist other causes like inflammation and infection. Anyone experiencing diarrhoea should endeavor to drink a lot of liquids to stay hydrated.
If you are not sure, you can always contact our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol.
Although diarrhoea mostly requires no treatment, there are lots of home remedies that can be of help before calling our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol:
Diarrhoea drains the body of fluids, leading to a loss of electrolytes like chloride and sodium. To rehydrate, the first step is to drink water. An oral rehydration solution can be prepared by mixing 6 teaspoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 1 litre of water. This solution works better than ordinary water and helps in better fluid absorption by the intestines.
The following drinks will, however, irritate the digestive tract further and thus should be avoided:
It is more preferable for a diarrhoea patient to feed on small, frequent meals rather than consuming large amounts of food thrice a day. A suitable diet for a diarrhoea patient may include:
Probiotics refer to microorganisms that are helpful to the digestive system. They help in fighting infection and also help the gut to work better. Probiotics are found in some fermented foods and yoghurts. There are also probiotic supplements which can be purchased online or in health stores.
Drugs like anti-diarrheal medication, which is an over-the-counter drug, can hasten the time of recovery and also reduce symptoms. However, not all over-the-counter medications are appropriate for the treatment of diarrhoea. People with fever or bloody bowel movements should not take antimotility drugs, instead they should reach out to our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol.
When you begin to see the following signs, then it is time to call our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol:
Progressive Diarrhoea: If after two days your diarrhoea shows no sign of stopping, then an infection could be responsible. If that be the case, then antibiotics will be needed to eliminate the infection.
Dehydration: If you start feeling very thirsty accompanied with dry mouth and skin, if your urine colour has become dark yellow and it comes in little quantity or none at all, if you feel faint, dizzy or weak, then our home doctor service for diarrhoea in Costa del Sol is your best line of defense.
Mouth Sores: Mouth sores together with diarrhoea could mean a different disease like Crohn's disease.
Severe Rectal Or Stomach Pain: If you experience severe rectal and stomach pain during a diarrhoea episode, then it's time to contact Helicopteros Sanitarios.