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What helps someone rehydrate if they have traveler's diarrhea?

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  • Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Drink bottled or boiled water, bottled or canned soft drinks, or clear broths for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid caffeinated, sugary, and alcoholic drinks, which can worsen diarrhea.
  • If you have diarrhea more than 4 times a day or are more at risk of dehydration (kids and seniors), use premixed oral rehydration solutions available at drug stores. They provide a balance of water and electrolytes (potassium and sodium) lost in your stools.

From: Traveler's Diarrhea Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Columbia University Health Services Go Ask Alice: "Traveler's diarrhea: Preventing and treating runs on the road."

Tuft's Health Services: "Traveler's Diarrhea."

University of Washington Seattle: Traveler's Diarrhea "."

Yates, J. , June 1, 2005. American Family Physician

Traveler's Diarrhea Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Columbia University Health Services Go Ask Alice: "Traveler's diarrhea: Preventing and treating runs on the road."

Tuft's Health Services: "Traveler's Diarrhea."

University of Washington Seattle: Traveler's Diarrhea "."

Yates, J. , June 1, 2005. American Family Physician

Traveler's Diarrhea Information from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 19, 2017

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