Category: First Aid

Diarrhea

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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