Loose Motion Stomach Pain Home Remedies
Twelve home remedies
- Drinking water. The body needs water to efficiently digest and absorb nutrients from foods and beverages.
- Avoiding lying down. Avoiding lying down may prevent indigestion from becoming heartburn.
- BRAT diet.
- Avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Avoiding difficult-to-digest foods.
- Baking soda.
What is the reason for stomach pain and loose motion?
Sudden stomach cramps with diarrhoea – If your stomach cramps have started recently and you also have diarrhoea, the cause may be a tummy bug (gastroenteritis), This means you have a viral or bacterial infection of the stomach and bowel. It should get better without treatment after a few days. Gastroenteritis may be caused by:
coming into close contact with someone who’s infected eating contaminated food ( food poisoning )
If you have repeated bouts of stomach cramps and diarrhoea, you may have a long-term condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
What is the best medicine for stomach pain loose motion?
Call 911 if:
The pain is in your lower right abdomen and tender to the touch, and you also have fever or are vomiting. These may be signs of appendicitis.You’re vomiting blood.You have a hard time breathing.You’re pregnant and have belly pain or vaginal bleeding.
1. Over-the-Counter Medications
For gas pain, medicine that has the ingredient simethicone ( Mylanta, Gas-X ) can help get rid of it.For heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), try an antacid or acid reducer ( Pepcid AC, Zantac 75 ).For constipation, a mild stool softener or laxative may help get things moving again.For cramping from diarrhea, medicines that have loperamide ( Imodium ) or bismuth subsalicylate ( Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol ) might make you feel better.For other types of pain, acetaminophen ( Aspirin Free Anacin, Liquiprin, Panadol, Tylenol ) might be helpful. But stay away from non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen ( Advil, Midol, Motrin ), or naproxen ( Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan ). They can irritate your stomach.
2. Home Remedies You might try a heating pad to ease belly pain. Chamomile or peppermint tea may help with gas. Be sure to drink plenty of clear fluids so your body has enough water. You also can do things to make stomach pain less likely. It can help to:
Eat several smaller meals instead of three big onesChew your food slowly and wellStay away from foods that bother you (spicy or fried foods, for example)Ease stress with exercise, meditation, or yoga
3. When to See a Doctor It’s time to get medical help if:
You have severe belly pain or the pain lasts several daysYou have nausea and fever and can’t keep food down for several daysYou have bloody stoolsIt hurts to peeYou have blood in your urineYou cannot pass stools, especially if you’re also vomitingYou had an injury to your belly in the days before the pain startedYou have heartburn that doesn’t get better with over-the-counter drugs or lasts longer than 2 weeks
What foods should you avoid when you have diarrhea?
Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stool. For some, diarrhea is mild and will go away within a few days. For others, it may last longer. It can make you lose too much fluid (dehydrated) and feel weak. It can also lead to unhealthy weight loss. The stomach flu is a common cause of diarrhea.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water is best.Drink at least 1 cup (240 milliliters) of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement.Eat small meals throughout the day, instead of 3 big meals.Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.Eat some high potassium foods, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and fruit juices.
Ask your health care provider if you should take a multivitamin or drink sports drinks to boost your nutrition. Also ask about taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, to add bulk to your stools. Your provider may also recommend a special medicine for diarrhea.
- Take this medicine as you have been told to take it.
- You can bake or broil beef, pork, chicken, fish, or turkey.
- Cooked eggs are also OK.
- Use low-fat milk, cheese, or yogurt.
- If you have very severe diarrhea, you may need to stop eating or drinking dairy products for a few days.
- Eat bread products made from refined, white flour.
Pasta, white rice, and cereals such as cream of wheat, farina, oatmeal, and cornflakes are OK. You may also try pancakes and waffles made with white flour, and cornbread. But don’t add too much honey or syrup. You should eat vegetables, including carrots, green beans, mushrooms, beets, asparagus tips, acorn squash, and peeled zucchini.
Cook them first. Baked potatoes are OK. In general, removing seeds and skins is best. You can include desserts and snacks such as fruit-flavored gelatin, fruit-flavored ice pops, cakes, cookies, or sherbet. You should avoid certain kinds of foods when you have diarrhea, including fried foods and greasy foods.
Avoid fruits and vegetables that can cause gas, such as broccoli, peppers, beans, peas, berries, prunes, chickpeas, green leafy vegetables, and corn. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks. Limit or cut out milk and other dairy products if they are making your diarrhea worse or causing gas and bloating.
The diarrhea gets worse or does not get better in 2 days for an infant or child, or 5 days for adultsStools with an unusual odor or colorNausea or vomitingBlood or mucus in your stoolA fever that does not go awayStomach pain
Diarrhea – self-care; Diarrhea – gastroenteritis Bartelt LA, Guerrant RL. Diarrhea with little or no fever. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases,9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 98.
Schiller LR, Sellin JH. Diarrhea. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease,11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 16. Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.
Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
Is stomach pain normal in loose motion?
Abdominal pain or cramping may accompany diarrhea. Some of the most common causes include food sensitivities, bacterial or viral infections, and medication or alcohol use. It may also result from stress or chronic conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).