Diarrhoea is defined as an increase in the normal frequency of bowel movements accompanied by a decrease in consistency. It can appear as a side effect of treatments, but it can also have other causes, such as the administration of antibiotics.

In the case of diarrhoea, it is important to maintain good hand hygiene at mealtimes and to ensure proper hydration.

Avoid eating for the first few hours and drink small sips of water or other liquids such as herbal teas, broths or isotonic drinks, always at room temperature.

Initially, we recommend that you eat foods that have an astringent effect, such as toast, bread sticks, rice and rice semolina, white pasta and Maria type biscuits. Also unpeeled, cooked fruit, ripe banana or quince. Maintain the consumption of meat, fish and eggs.

And use simple cooking methods such as boiling, grilling, baking or steaming.

You should introduce food gradually and according to the stools.

Initially, foods rich in fibre such as whole grain foods, raw vegetables and fruit, pulses and nuts should be avoided.

It is also recommendable to limit sources of fat in the diet such as butter or margarine, mayonnaise, cream and bakery products.

Low-lactose dairy products can be gradually.