However, the most essential is sanitation. Thus, wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do it especially after you use the toilet or change a diaper, and before you eat food. Moreover, if you travel to a country where there is a problem with water purity, use your own bottled water. Drink it and brush your teeth with it. Also, do not forget to peel raw vegetables or fruit before you eat them.
If you suffer from explosive diarrhea, there are also some measures you can take to relieve the symptoms and speed up the recovery process. The crucial rule is to rehydrate regularly. When your stools are frequent, you lose a lot of fluids and you can quickly dehydrate yourself.
Therefore, drink mineral water throughout the day and drink a glass of water after every bowel movement. Apart from water you can sip other fluids too, especially clean broth or tea. You can add a little bit of sugar to your tea if you want to.
However, you should not drink fruit juices as they may intensify diarrhea. Also, avoid coffee, milk, carbonated drinks, or drinks which contain a lot of sugar or other sweeteners and artificial additives. They will not help you get rid of diarrhea.
As it has been mentioned in the previous sections, the only diary product which you can consume during diarrhea is yogurt as it contains good bacteria, which can cover your stomach and intestines with a protective layer. Therefore, yogurt may soothe your stomach and speed up the recovery process.
During the time of diarrhea you may not have appetite, but you should at least try to eat something. The best choice would be light and plain food, such as boiled rice or potatoes. Avoid foods which are fatty, too sweet, or which contain a lot of fiber.
Chicken soup, oatmeal and baked or boiled chicken breast will also be good options. When it comes to fruit you can consume bananas and blueberries only as they can calm down the explosive diarrhea. Sweets are generally forbidden during diarrhea but dark chocolate is the exception. It will not only help you stop diarrhea, but also provide your organism with magnesium and potassium.
As it has already been stated you should avoid fatty and oversweet food. Do not consume vegetables which may cause bloating such as beans, cabbage, broccoli, or cauliflower. Of course, alcohol is a very bad idea in case of a diarrhea. Have a few-day break from coffee too.
Stay at home and lie in bed until you recover. As in most cases explosive diarrhea is the consequence of some stomach-related virus, try not to have a direct contact with other people as theses viruses spread very quickly. You should especially avoid children and elderly people as they are in a higher risk of getting a virus.