When our kids get sick with a tummy bug, we give our kids Gatorade or Pedialyte to keep them hydrated, and feed them bread, soda crackers, rice and other easy to digest food. After a day or two the diarrhea is gone and the boys are back to their rambunctious selves.
It's a totally different story with DJ. He can't have Gatorade or Pedialyte, because of his corn allergy. We've been giving him apple juice, the only juice he will drink. After three days of diarrhea, the clinic suggested he take one teaspoon of liquid Imodium. The five of us head out to Wal-mart, to pick up some Imodium, only to discover it's packed full of corn based products. Crud!
I did some research to find what home remedies I could use. I discovered apple juice can aggravate the problem. D'oh. That could be one reason it hasn't stopped. Then I found a recipe for oral rehydration therapy.
1 tsp salt
8 tsp sugar
5 cups drinking water
Mix until salt and sugar dissolve. Store in a cool place for up to 24 hours.
If he won't drink that, we also have white grape juice.
To relieve symptoms -
Starchy Foods: tapioca, rice, dry toast, pasta, root vegetables - carrots & potatoes
Orange Peel Tea
Health 911 remedies
Acidophilus ("friendly" bacteria) - a tablespoon of liquid or one to two capsules
Apple cider vinegar - a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water
Lemon juice - 1-2 tablespoons of juice freshly squeezed lemon in a large glass of water
Nature's Natural Healing
Rice Water - Is this different from rice "milk"?
BRAT method - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast
fresh pomegranate juice
I think I'll try the abbreviated version of the BRAT method, RT. DJ won't touch the other stuff.