Diarrhea is usually caused by an infection of the intestinal wall, viruses or bacteria. It is a condition in which the sufferer has watery stools that occur more frequently than usual. Other symptoms of diarrhea include vomiting, nausea and, in some cases, fever. Diarrhea usually clears up as soon as the infection has passed.

If you are suffering from diarrhea it is important to remain hydrated. Because the body’s fluid supply is severely depleted, a major risk in diarrhea is dehydration. This risk is greater for young children and the elderly. This is why anyone with diarrhea should drink plenty of liquids. Eating bananas, rice or potatoes also help reduce the effects of diarrhea.

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