Friday, August 9, 2013

Tips For Diarrhea and Ostomies

Diarrhea can occur for many reasons.  With and without an ostomy you can get diarrhea and in both cases it is important to address it in a timely manner.  If you have a colostomy and normally irrigate, it is best to stop until the diarrhea has run its course.  If you have an ileostomy, it is very important to stay hydrated (water, juice, electrolyte drinks).  Some foods you can eat to thicken your stool include bananas, creamy peanut butter, cheese, applesauce and yogurt.  
Finally, if diarrhea persists, contact your medical doctor.

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