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Stomach pain and diarrhea

Managing abdominal pain

A doctor should be called in a case where stomach pain lasts for 24 hours, or longer, or if it increases in time. He will be able to help by switching medications or stopping the usage of them in order to find out if that helps with pain. Pepto-Bismol, Imodium A-D or Lomotil are some of the medicines that should help with the abdominal pain caused by diarrhea. Calling a doctor is an option if diarrhea lasts for longer than 24 hours. Lots of water, fruit juice and sports drinks may help with diarrhea and will definitely help against dehydration.

Nausea or vomiting can cause abdominal pain and can be treated with anti-nausea medications. Acupuncture, meditation, eating food cold and in small meals and sitting up with the head raised will also help.

If abdominal pain is caused by constipation, it should be treated with stool softeners and gentle laxatives. Diet change is also a good thing in this situation. One should definitely avoid cheese and eggs, among other foods. Recommended foods in this case are cereals, beans, fresh raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, apricots, etc. Lots of fluids such as of water, prune juice and herbal tea, should be ingested into the system. Also, caffeine has been proved to help with constipation, but should be consumed moderately. When stools become loose and without consistency, stomach pain and diarrhea step in. In this manner the undesirable substances are flushed out from the body. Since a lot of vomiting will lead to serious loss of fluid, it should be repelled with drinks such as blackberry tea, chamomile tea, ginger tea and water in which brown rice have been boiled.


Viruses, food allergies and food poisoning, because of the bacteria in food or water, cause stomach pain and diarrhea most of the time. Doctor's opinion should be sought out even if homemade remedies or medications have been taken, because they are merely a temporary relief. Eating on the go should be avoided as often as possible. Too much of this kind of food will lead to diarrhea or stomach pain. Homemade food is known to be the best thing to eat, but some simply do not have the time to prepare it.

Planning ahead is crucial

Best way to avoid things like diarrhea and stomach ache is by sticking to a healthy and well balanced diet.

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