Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty - Child Specialist

Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty

MBBS (Cal.) DCH (Cal.) MD (Pediatrics) International Fellows of American Academy of Pediatrics (USA)


What is treatment for Diarrhea?

Home treatment can help you treat your diarrhea and avoid other related problems, such as dehydration. Take frequent, small sips of water or a rehydration drink and small bites of salty crackers.


What can you give a toddler for Diarrhea?

Follow a regular diet with a few simple changes:

• Eat more foods containing starch. Starchy foods are easily digested during diarrhea.
• Drink extra water. Avoid all fruit juices and carbonated drinks.
• Milk and milk products are fine.
• Avoid beans or any other foods that cause loose stools.

What can you give a Kid for Diarrhea?

Frequent, Watery Diarrhea
• Fluids. Encourage your child to drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. Milk and water are both fine. However, if your child refuses solids, give your child just milk, rather than water.

• Table foods. Keep giving your child table foods while he has diarrhea. The choice of food is important.

What do you give a Child with Diarrhea to Eat?

Give your child foods such as:

• Baked or broiled beef, pork, chicken, fish, or turkey.
• Cooked eggs.
• Bananas and other fresh fruits.
• Applesauce.
• Bread products made from refined, white flour.
• Pasta or white rice.
• Cereals such as cream of wheat, farina, oatmeal, and cornflakes.
• Pancakes and waffles made with white flour


What do you feed a Child with Diarrhea?

The best foods for your child are easily digestible foods, such as rice cereal, pasta, breads, cooked beans, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, applesauce, and bananas. Pretzels or salty crackers can help your child replace the salt lost from diarrhea. Foods containing large amounts of sugar or fat should be avoided.

How do you make Diarrhea go away?

When dealing with a brief bout of diarrhea, you want to keep your diet bland. You may find it best to only have clear liquids for the first 24 hours. Then you can slowly add bland foods to your diet. Some bland foods include bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast — otherwise known as the BRAT diet.