Effective home remedies for diarrhea include drinking plenty of clear liquids to avoid dehydration, taking over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medications and using probiotics, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients also should avoid dairy products, spicy foods, high fiber foods and fatty foods until the diarrhea goes away.
Probiotics help treat and prevent diarrhea by adding good bacteria into the digestive system, explains Mayo Clinic. Yogurt and some cheeses contain probiotics, and probiotic supplements are also available.
If diarrhea causes pain or irritation in the rectal area, patients can ease symptoms by taking a warm bath, then patting the area dry with a soft towel and applying hemorrhoid cream or petroleum jelly, recommends WebMD.