If he is unable to drink rehydration fluids, he should be taken to accident and emergency. There is a risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
The primary aim is the prevention of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. If the diarrhea loss of fluids is too much or he is unable to drink enough liquids; he may need antibiotics and/or intravenous fluids. In that case, you may need to go to Emergency.
The initial management is as following;
1) Pepto Bismol
2) Lomotil; may only be given if the diarrhea is vigorous.
3) Gatorade / Pedialyte
4) Plenty of fluids
5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths/vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.
7) A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day.
Dietary measures would help you in regulating the bowels. Vegetables and fruits will help. Probiotics and probiotic yogurt are recommended. You may drink diluted fruit juice, Pedialyte or Gatorade.
Eating foods that are higher in soluble fiber (introducing slowly dried beans, oats, oat bran, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits, apples, strawberries, peas, and potatoes).may aid in making stool firmer. A bland 'BRAT' diet including bananas, toast, oatmeal, white rice, applesauce, and soup/broth may improve symptoms.
Probiotic supplementation has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of bowel issues.
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