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Natural Cures for Diarrhea

Written by Cara J. Stevens and Medically Reviewed by Scott Pearlman, M.D.

bathroom Generally speaking, treating the actual cause of your diarrhea, whether it's IBS, food allergies or intolerance, side-effects of medications, bacterial infections or disease, is the best “cure” for diarrhea, however there are certain steps you can take to lessen the severity, duration and negative side-effects. We'll review these remedies on the following pages. (Remember, diarrhea that's chronic, leads to dehydration, or is accompanied by rectal bleeding or fever requires medical attention.)