Are you having stomach upset and are stooling? here are 9 soft food diet for diarrhea in Adults and children you can check out.
Diarrhoea involves passing frequent stools, typically more than three times a day. Diarrhoea should not be confused with the frequent passing of stools of normal consistency- this is not diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is instead characterised by abnormally loose or watery stools. There are three forms of diarrhoea defined by the length of time that the condition lasts.
- Acute diarrhoea is short lasting between several hours and a number of days and for less than 2 weeks or 14 days. World guidelines further say that acute diarrhoea is the presence of 3 or more abnormally loose or watery stools in the preceding 24 hours. Acute diarrhoea includes cholera. If the acute diarrhoea is bloody, it is called dysentery.
- Persistent diarrhoea: this lasts for longer than 2 weeks but less than 4 weeks.
- Chronic diarrhoea: this lasts for more than 4 weeks.
SYMPTOMS OF DIARRHOEA
Diarrhoea is itself a symptom but it is accompanied by other symptoms such as:
- Stomach pain
- Abdominal cramps
- Weight loss
- Blood or pus
- Persistent vomiting
PREPARATION TO STOP DIARRHOEA
- Mix 1 litre of boiled water with a teaspoon of salt.
- Add 8 teaspoon of sugar
- Drink half a cup every 15 minutes (drink 1 litre of this preparation every 2 hours).
9 Soft Food Diet For Diarrhea:
Foods that help stop diarrhoea are
- white rice
- fruit juices
- white bread
- refined pasta
Foods to avoid are fat, milk, alcohol, sweet drinks with artificial sweeteners, drinks with caffeine (coffee, tea).
MENU PLAN FOR DIARRHOEA
After 24 hours, if diarrhoea has been stopped, you can follow the following diet during 1 or 2 days.
- Breakfast: boil an apple, eat with 2 slices of white bread.
- Brunch: carrot juice
- Lunch: white rice with a bit of olive oil. A boiled apple and two slices of white bread
- Snack: pear juice
- Dinner: a banana, a white bread toast with blueberry jam.
While this soft food diet for diarrhea may help you reduce stooling, it doesn’t negate the need to visit the medical centre for advice.