Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To prevent or treat mild to moderate fluid loss from the severe diarrhea associated with cyclospora infection, it's generally adequate for healthy adults to drink water. Avoid coffee, tea and other drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol because they can increase dehydration. Fruit juice and soda can make diarrhea worse.

For children and infants, you may want to use an oral rehydration solution, such as Pedialyte. Avoid taking anti-diarrheal medication, because it could interfere with your body's efforts to rid itself of the parasite.

Sep. 24, 2011