Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older (cont.)
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Check Your Symptoms
Home treatment can help you treat your diarrhea and avoid other related problems, such as dehydration.
Nonprescription medicines for diarrhea
If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before taking any medicines for diarrhea.
Nonprescription medicines may be helpful in treating your diarrhea. Follow these tips when taking a nonprescription medicine for diarrhea:
There are several types of antidiarrheal medicines: those that absorb water and thicken the stool, and those that slow intestinal spasms.
Learn how to clean up diarrhea safely. Protect your hands with gloves while cleaning up. Wash your hands after you are done cleaning up.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
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