The problem of diarrhea can happen to anyone. Its victims can be elders to small children. It would also not be wrong to say that due to diarrhea the routine of the patient is badly affected. However, in most cases, the problem of diarrhea remains only for a short time, which is called acute diarrhea. This type of diarrhea can be cured immediately with the help of some remedies.

Today in this article you will know how to cure diarrhea immediately and in which case you should see a doctor immediately -

(Read More - Home Remedies for Loose Motion)

  1. Remedies to Stop Diarrhea in Adults
  2. Remedies to Stop Diarrhea in Babies
  3. What not to do
  4. When to see a doctor?
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for How to Get Rid of Diarrhea Fast?

Given below are some tips, which can prove beneficial for adults with acute diarrhea -

Anti-diarrheal medicine

In case of acute diarrhea, taking the medicines mentioned here gives quick relief, but these medicines should never be taken without a doctor's advice -

  • Loperamide (Imodium) - This drug slows down the digestive system so the body can pull more water out of the intestines. It also helps in hardening the stool and controlling bowel movements.
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) - This medicine goes into the intestine and destroys the bacteria that cause diarrhea.

If a patient shows symptoms like fever, signs of infection, and blood in the stool along with diarrhea, then they should not take the medicines mentioned above.


If the diarrhea is due to a bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, then the doctor may prescribe antibiotics. This infection can be caused by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. This infection can be caused by the following bacteria -

Focus on diet

By paying attention to food and drink, problems like diarrhea can be controlled immediately. Reducing other complications can also help. For this, the BRAT diet is considered the best, which includes bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast. Apart from this, including fruitsvegetables, legumes, bread, and grains containing soluble fiber in the diet can be beneficial. Along with this, it is also important to keep in mind that instead of eating two or three times a day, eat a little more frequently.


Due to continuous diarrhea, there is a lack of water in the body and the electrolyte also starts decreasing. Due to this, the patient can become a victim of dehydration. To avoid this, the patient should not stop taking fluids. For this, fruit juice and ORS solution, etc. can be taken.


Diarrhea can also be stopped by taking probiotics in the form of supplements or eating curd. Due to probiotics, the number of good bacteria in the intestine increases and the bacteria that cause diarrhea can be eliminated.

If small children have acute diarrhea, then these measures can prove beneficial to stop it immediately -


It is necessary to keep feeding the child from time to time even in case of diarrhea. Keep feeding the children who are breastfed from time to time. Apart from this, oral rehydration can also be given to the child, so that the lack of water and electrolytes in the body due to diarrhea can be met.

(Read More - Homeopathic medicine for Diarrhea)

Zinc supplements

A 2014 medical study states that giving zinc supplements to children can help prevent acute diarrhea. It has been said in this study that giving 20 mg zinc supplement daily for 10 days to children above 2 months of age can be beneficial.

Those who have diarrhea should avoid eating things that can make their condition worse, such as -

If an adult has diarrhea for more than 2 days or has 6 or more bowel movements within 24 hours, a doctor should be contacted without delay. Also, if the following symptoms are seen along with diarrhea, the doctor should be contacted immediately -

If an infant has diarrhea for 24 hours or more or shows the following symptoms, then he should be taken to the doctor without delay -

  • Symptoms of dehydration
  • Fever
  • Blood and pus in the stool

Diarrhea usually gets better on its own within 24 hours, but in some cases, it can last for more days. In such a situation, by taking the right medicine, eating low-fiber foods, and avoiding foods that spoil the stomach, this problem can be cured to some extent immediately.

(Read More - Ayurvedic medicine for Diarrhea)

Dr. Arun Mathur

Dr. Arun Mathur

General Physician
15 Years of Experience

Dr. Siddhartha Vatsa

Dr. Siddhartha Vatsa

General Physician
3 Years of Experience

Dr. Harshvardhan Deshpande

Dr. Harshvardhan Deshpande

General Physician
13 Years of Experience

Dr. Supriya Shirish

Dr. Supriya Shirish

General Physician
20 Years of Experience

Read on app
Ask your health query from live doctors now!