Category: First Aid


When the person is having loose, watery, and frequent bowel movements with or without abdominal cramps. First aid tips should be performed to provide immediate relief.

First Aid:

  • Give an adult plenty of clear fluid, like fruit juices, oral rehydration solution. 
  •  Avoid milk or milk-based products, alcohol, apple juice, and caffeine. They may make diarrhea worse.
  • Give a child or infant frequent sips of a rehydration solution such as ORS. 
  • Make sure the person drinks more fluids than they are losing through diarrhea.
  • Have the person rest as needed and avoid strenuous exercise. Keep a sick child home from school or daycare.

Seek medical help, if:

  • Person is very dehydrated
  • Has severe abdominal pain

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