Diarrhea: Symptoms and Treatment in Homeopathy

The best way for your homeopathy doctor to figure out what’s causing your diarrhea and the symptoms; so to get some information from you. Here are some symptoms and treatment in homeopathy for diarrhea, but before that;

He will want to know the symptoms before prescribing the treatment of diarrhea-

  • If there’s blood or mucus in your diarrhea
  • How watery it is
  • How long you’ve had it
  • If anyone around you has it
  • If your urge to go is severe
  • Do you have belly pain, or pain in your bottom?
  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you feel dizzy or confused?
  • Have you traveled anywhere recently?
  • Are you taking antibiotics, or have you recently finished some?
  • Do certain foods make it better or worse?

Get medical help if you feel symptoms such as-

  • Have severe pain in your belly or bottom
  • Have bloody or black poop
  • Get dehydrated — you feel very thirsty, pee less than usual, have dry mouth, and feel weak
  • Run a fever of 102 or higher
  • Aren’t better in 48 hours


Homeopathic remedies are selected based on each patient’s unique symptoms. following are common anti-diarrheal remedies specific to certain presenting symptoms-

Aloe Socotrina

Bad effects from sedentary life or habits. The diarrheal symptoms usually determine the choice.

Adapted to weary people, aged, phlegmatic and old beer drinkers.

Sense of insecurity of rectum when passing flatus. Uncertain whether gas or stool will come.

Stool passes without an effort, almost unnoticed. Diarrhea from beer.

A lot of mucus is passed after stool with proctalgia.

Aloes symptoms includes:

  • Colic (before/during stool)
  • Burning copious flatus
  • Jelly like stools
  • Headache after stool
  • Meat dislikes
  • Pulsation in the rectum
  • Pulsating pain around navel
  • Worse pressure
  • Weakness
  • Urging to pass stool
  • Burning in anus
  • Os coccygis


Argentum Nitricum

Pain increases and decreases gradually. Diarrhea immediately after eating or drinking.

Fluids go right through him; after sweets; after any emotion with flatulence.

Marked gastroenteritis producing severe diarrhea from eating sweets.

Explosive belching, especially in narcotics.

Watery, noisy, flatulent; green, like chopped spinach. Enormous distention of abdomen; very offensive.

Arg. Nitr. Symptoms include:

  • Colic with flatulent distention
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting (Of glairy mucus)
  • Flatulence
  • Ineffectual efforts at stool
  • Ulcerative type of pain
  • Diarrhea like shreddy mucus

Arg. Nitr. Diarrhea from 2 main causes-

  1. Diarrhea from eating sweets with desire of sweet things (like chocolate, pastry)
  2. Diarrhea from anticipation (nervous diarrhea), patient feels stressed from going outside, attend any function, public speaking, etc.


Capsicum Annum

A relaxed, plethoric, sluggish, cold remedy. Burning pain and general chilliness.

Such people are fat, indolent, opposed to physical exertion, averse to go outside their routine and get homesick easily.

Bloody mucus with burning and tenesmus; drawing pain in the back after stool.

Thirsty after stool with shivering. Stinging pain during stool.

Caps. Annum symptoms include-

  • Bloody mucus during stool
  • Peppery disposition
  • Atonic dyspepsia
  • Much flatulence
  • Soreness in anus


Croton Tiglium

It is a valuable remedy in summer diarrhea, and skin affections. These may alternate with each other.

Copious watery stools with much urging; always shoots out forcibly, with gurgling in the intestines; worse, drinking the least quantity or even while eating.

Constant urging to pass stool, followed by sudden evacuation.

Swashing sensation in the intestine.

Crot. T. Symptoms include:

  • Watery stool
  • Much urging
  • Sudden evacuation
  • Always shoots out forcibly


Eucalyptus Globulus

A gastrointestinal irritant with pain in the stomach and upper intestines, several hours after eating.

Acute diarrhea. Aching pain in the bowels with a feeling of impending diarrhea.

Stool thin, watery, preceded by sharp pains.

Diarrhea of typhoid.

Pain in epigastrium and upper abdomen, better by food.

Eucal. Glob. Symptoms include:

  • Slow digestion
  • Marked flatulence
  • Aching pains
  • Tenesmus during stool
  • Intestinal catarrh


Kalium Bichromicum

The special affinities of this drug are the mucous membranes of the stomach, bowels.

It is especially indicated in fleshy, fat, light complexioned people subjects to catarrh.

Jelly-like, gelatinous; worse, mornings. Stool brown, frothy with tenesmus. Sensation of a plug in the anus.

Cutting pain in abdomen, soon after eating.

Kali bich. Symptoms include:

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Cannot digest meat
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Pain in small spots


Magnesium Carbonicum

Gastrointestinal disturbance with marked acidity.

Diarrhea preceded by gripping, colicky pain.

Green, watery, frothy, like a frog pond’s scum. Bloody mucus with stools (dysentery).

Milk passes undigested in nursing children. Sour, with tenesmus.

Mag. Carb. Symptoms include:

  • Rumbling sound in abdomen
  • Sour taste
  • Desire for meat
  • Nervous strain
  • Vomiting of bitter water



Extremely fetid stools and flatus.

Long, narrow, hard, like a dog’s. Difficult to expel.

Desire for stool on lying on left side. Painless, copious, debilitating diarrhea.

Green mucus with sago like particles. Great weakness after stool.

Involuntary; seems as if the anus remained open.

Discharge of blood from rectum, during stool.

Phos. Symptoms include:

  • White, hard stools
  • Bloody stool
  • Painless diarrhea
  • Belching
  • Sour taste
  • Vomiting after eating


Podophyllum Peltatum

It chiefly affects the duodenum, small intestines, liver and rectum.

The Podo. Disease is gastroenteritis with colicky pain in abdomen and produce diarrhea.

Stool is watery with jelly like mucus, painless, profuse.

Long standing; early in the morning; during dentition, with hot, glowing cheeks, while being bathed and washed.

Green, watery, fetid, profuse, gushing diarrhea. Prolapse of rectum before or with stool.

Constipation alternates with diarrhea.

Podo. Pelt. Sypmtoms include:

  • Profuse diarrhea
  • Rectal prolapse during stool
  • Internal/external piles
  • Cholera infantum


Sepia Officinalis

Infantile diarrhea, worse from boiled milk and rapid exhaustion.

Pain shoot up in rectum and vagina.

Soft stool yet difficult to expel. Prolapse of anus during stool.

Great tenesmus and pain shooting upwards, dark brown stool.

Flatulence with headache after stool.

Sepia symptoms include:

  • Bleeding with stool
  • Cannot strain during stool
  • Worse after milk


For acute problems you could try self-prescribing but for long term chronic problems like chronic diarrhea or dysentery you should consult a professional homeopath; you can find registered homeopaths at www.vrhomeo.com.

Of course it’s important to say that you should always consult your physician in case of serious illness or injury.

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