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Homeopathy for Diarrhea

February 11, 2020

So you have diarrhea...here are some remedies that can help!

 

Arsenicum album: 

The diarrhea is worse after eating or drinking, and is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, burning or cramping pains in the abdomen. 

The person is usually exhausted by the diarrhea, but he or she is also restless, fidgety, and generally anxious. 

They may have a fever with chills, and regardless, they are chilly and very sensitive to and aggravated by cold. 

They can be very thirsty but can only handle drinking sips of fluids at a time.

 

Veratrum album: 

Profuse painful diarrhea that is forcibly evacuated followed by great weakness

Despite feeling very chilly, these people crave ice and cold drinks. 

Tend to have profuse sweating with chills. 

May experience projectile vomiting.

 

Chamomilla: 

Typically, the diarrhea is foul smelling and green or has white or yellow mucus. 

Generally irritable with illness

Great pain, being held receives the pain temporarily

 

Ipecac:

This remedy is for severe diarrhea accompanied by nausea and vomiting.  There may be sharp pains and frequent bowel movements with stools that may look slimy, frothy or green.

 

Phosphorus:

Diarrhea that leaves you exhausted, but is not usually painful.  

The rectum has a loose sensation.  

There is usually thirst and weak and empty feeling in the abdomen.  

May feel better with sleep and cold drinks or food.

 

Sulphur:

This remedy has a marked urgency that is usually worse in the morning. 

Rectal burning, itchiness or soreness 

Passes stool that feels hot and may have an offensive smell.

 

Remember to stay well hydrated with water, broth and electrolyte replacing fluids.  Stick to a bland diet like the BRAT diet (banana's, rice, applesauce and toast).  Get plenty of rest and if you need help choosing a remedy, book an acute consult with us here

 

Get well soon!

 

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