Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Follow these tips to prevent dehydration and reduce symptoms while you recover:

  • Clear liquids. Drink plenty of clear liquids, including water, clear sodas and broths, gelatin, and juices. Avoid apple and pear juices, caffeine, and alcohol.
  • Add foods gradually. When you start feeling better, stick to low-fiber foods at first. Try soda crackers, toast, eggs or rice.
  • Avoid certain foods. Dairy products, fatty foods, high-fiber foods or highly seasoned foods can make symptoms worse.
Jul. 28, 2011