What are the best remedies for diarrhea?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
When you have diarrhea, the best solution isn't making camp on the toilet and waiting for the infection to run its course. It's chicken soup with rice. That combination of the rice and broth seems to break down certain sugars that suck water back up into your system to minimize the onset of Old Faithful.

Calcium tablets work, too-no one is sure why-but they slow all muscular movements, which may help keep waste from being propelled through your intestinal pipes.
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