Are there any foods that might help my diarrhea?

You should try to drink a lot of liquids high in potassium, sodium and electrolytes, since it is easy to become dehydrated when you have diarrhea. Some doctors recommend eating foods rich in probiotics to help treat diarrhea. Probiotics are especially helpful in the treatment of diarrhea in children.

Probiotic foods include: yogurt, cheese, miso and tempeh. Adding bananas, rice, apples or applesauce and dry toast may help shorten episodes of diarrhea.

Continue Learning about Diarrhea

Coping with Traveler’s Diarrhea
Coping with Traveler’s Diarrhea
In 1984 Parker Bros. launched an Atari game that offered a new set of thrills: It was a treasure-hunting, puzzle-solving adventure called Montezuma's ...
Read More
What is chronic diarrhea?
Patsy CatsosPatsy Catsos
Chronic diarrhea is frequent, loose, watery stools lasting at least four weeks. Diarrhea that lasts ...
More Answers
Are there any natural antidiarrheals?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Certain foods may serve as natural remedies for diarrhea. Foods that are low in fiber can reduce...
More Answers
Are There Side Effects to Having a Gallbladder Removed?
Are There Side Effects to Having a Gallbladder Removed?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.