Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Home Remedies..

I am having an upset stomach for the last two days. As far as I remember, I didn't eat anything too sour or too spicy but these last two days were horrible. This diarrhea now is making me nauseous. And also making me afraid of having something to eat, so I just drink lots of water and also hot tea. I was browsing about some home remedies and found this simple tips from Wikihow. Hope this can help you too sometimes when you're having the same problem as I am having now. 

How to Make Home Remedies for Diarrhea

Eat the Right Foods

  1. Eat just a bit to ease your stomach upset. When you're nauseated, the last thing you want to do is eat. Try eating something light and easy to digest; it can actually help to settle your stomach and make you feel better. Eat some salty crackers, sugar cookies or animal cookies to ease the pain. Plain cookies without too many frills may make your stomach feel better.
  2. Use ginger to soothe your stomach. It's been shown to reduce the gases and spasms that accompany diarrhea. Try ginger ale or cookies with ginger in them. Ginger can interfere with blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin), so don’t use ginger if you are taking blood thinners.
  3. Follow the BRATTY diet. If the pain is sticking around for a few days, keep to a diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, tea, and yogurt. These foods help bulk up the intestines and have a slightly constipating effect. The rice and toast should both be wheat--it has a greater dietary fiber content than the white version of each. Neither butter nor jam should be added; these may actually worsen diarrhea. Avoid yogurts that are high in sugar. Excess sucrose can aggravate the situation as well. Look for yogurts with active cultures. They can help produce lactic acid in your intestines, which can kill off the nasty bacteria and get you feeling better, faster

Drink the Right Fluids

  1. Drink small sips of tea, juice, and clear broth to help relieve an upset stomach. Do this constantly as your body is losing fluids at an alarming rate. Avoid beverages that are really cold. Lukewarm water or juices will be better for your upset stomach. Carbonated beverages are more likely to hurt your stomach, so stir them to make them less carbonated. Or, better yet, avoid them entirely.
  2. Stay hydrated. Consume two quarts (eight cups) of fluids a day or three quarts (12 cups) if you're running a fever. Plain water lacks electrolytes, but it's a good, gentle-on-the-tummy option that can help you replace some of the fluids that you've lost. Other choices include weak tea with a little sugar, sports drinks such as Gatorade, flat soda pop (decaffeinated flavors such as ginger ale are best), and fruit juices other than apple and prune, which have a laxative effect.
(article via wikihow - image via weheartit)