Diarrhea is a very common occurrence, not only in adults but also kids. This common condition can lead to dehydration or even more serious problems. Here are some recommended home remedies that are useful as emergency treatments for diarrhea cases.
So, before you call your doctor, try these home remedies for diarrhea in children:
In diarrhea the victim loses water from his/her body. Saline water can restore the water level on your kid’s body. To make saline water, boil 2 glasses water, and then cool it. Take one glass of this purified water and mix 2 teaspoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt in it; stir well. This solution can be given frequently to your child. But remember to not use saline water which is prepared more than 6 hours earlier. Saline water could be use as the very first treatment for diarrhea in children.
The next safest and most effective home remedy for diarrhea in children is to give them ginger juice. Ginger treats the cause of diarrhea like bacterial infection or indigestion, and also gives relief feeling after losing so much liquid from your kid’s body. It also increases the blood circulation, and easing the diarrhea symptoms. To make the juice, simply take a stalk of ginger and add to a cup of boiling water. Simmer for about five minutes, strain it, and give it in small quantities to your child after cooling it first. You can also add a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten the juice.
During diarrhea, your children are not only losing liquid from their body, but also other nutrition. The problem is sometimes their appetite diminished when the diarrhea symptoms hit. Boiled potatoes are easy on the stomach and can help your children stay satiated. Starch in potatoes help harden the stool and therefore counter diarrhea symptoms.
Simply boil one or two medium sized potatoes with its skin. Peel the skin of the potato and mash it well. Add a few drops of water (if necessary) and a pinch of salt to taste. Just be sure to avoid force feeding and allow your child to eat as much as she can.
Black tea has anti-inflammatory properties and can treat and soothe an upset stomach. Prepare black tea and squeeze a few drops of lemon into it. Give this 2-3 times a day to stop the discomfort and take care of the bacteria that is causing the diarrhea. The tannic acid in black tea will eases the symptoms of diarrhea in children.
This mild antiseptic is an excellent remedy for kids ailing with diarrhea. A teaspoon of organic honey can help deal with mild to moderate cases of diarrhea in children. Other options are by mixing water with honey and lemon juice, or mixing it with ginger or garlic juice.
Giving your child 2-3 bananas a day will also take care of diarrhea. Like potatoes, bananas are known to be constipating foods and this will help in hardening the stools and relieving the child from diarrhea. Bananas work by balancing the electrolyte imbalance in the stomach due to its potassium and pectin contents. Those nutrients will help in absorbing water from the stools and harden the stools, thereby stopping the symptoms of diarrhea.
Yogurt with live cultures can go in and line your child’s intestines, providing them with protection from the bad bacteria. Yogurt also helps produce lactic acid in intestines, which can kill off the nasty bacteria and get them feel better faster.
If you have tried these home remedies yet the symptoms persist, do not wait any longer to call your doctor. Remember that you cannot take this disease simply. A wrong or late treatment on diarrhea could lead to more serious diseases.