What causes occasional diarrhea?

Occasional diarrhea is one of the body’s responses to intestinal imbalance, which may have been caused by any of these common triggers.

Viruses & Bacteria

When infectious organisms enter the body, they wreak havoc on our internal systems, particularly the gut.

Medicines & Antibiotics

Medications kill off some of the bacteria that causes others to multiply. This imbalance brings on occasional diarrhea as a side effect.

Trips & Diet

Taking trips may bring stress and a change in diet. Pathogenic bacteria and parasites can enter the body through unfamiliar foods, water and surfaces.

How to recognise occasional diarrhea

What to expect during an unpleasant spell of diarrhea? You may experience an onset of any of the following symptoms.

Loose, watery stools

Frequent thin stools that have an urgency to them are a sure sign that one may be suffering from occasional diarrhea.


Stomach discomfort is likely when experiencing occasional diarrhea, as the gut tends to bloat or cramp.

Fever & Dizziness

Fever is a common symptom of diarrhea, and one may simultaneously feel lightheaded or slightly delirious.

Occasional diarrhea: Tips & Remedies

Occasional diarrhea can bring your routine to a standstill and leave you feeling out of control. Here are three tips to help bring things back into balance, fast!

Keep it simple

Bland, low-fiber foods can accelerate the hardening of your stool. A simple diet of congee, macaroni and plain toast is recommended when suffering from occasional diarrhea.

Avoid consuming food with extreme temperatures

Consume all foods and beverages at room temperature. Extreme heat or cold can induce nausea, making the stomach discomfort even more unpleasant.

Stay hydrated

Occasional diarrhea causes the body to lose fluid rapidly, which often leads to dehydration. In severe cases, oral rehydration therapy which includes an intake of water, clear soups, diluted juices, electrolyte drinks, etc., may be necessary.

How to prevent occasional diarrhea

Preventing is better than curing, and there are some simple yet cautionary measures that you can take to ensure occasional diarrhea doesn’t disrupt your daily life.

Frequently asked questions

Occasional diarrhea can stop you in your tracks. You’ve probably got a few questions for us, so check out our FAQ.

  • Occasional diarrhea is the experience of loose, watery stools. These stools can only be classified as such if you experience them more than two times within one day.

  • If you are passing unusually thin stools that exit with urgency, it's probably occasional diarrhea. Occasional diarrhea may be accompanied by abdominal cramping, bloating, nausea or fever.

  • Occasional diarrhea can be caused by anything from malabsorption of foods to harsh medications. A most common cause of Diarrhea is bad bacteria in the gut, as well as a lack of good bacteria in the gut.

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