What is the treatment for diarrhoea?

Acute diarrhoea usually resolves spontaneously within a few days. However, the symptoms of diarrhoea can be relieved by taking an over-the-counter anti-diarrhoea medication such as Diareze tablets. To prevent dehydration it is also important to drink plenty of water or take oral rehydration solutions. These are fluids that contain carbohydrates and electrolytes like sodium and potassium that can help prevent dehydration. They are available from your pharmacy.

Shouldn’t I just let diarrhoea run its course?

Treating your diarrhoea right away can help relieve the symptoms quickly. Acute diarrhoea is only a symptom of a disruption to your digestive system.

If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

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