Watery Diarrhea: Causes and How to Stop It

Diarrhea is the term for passing loose, watery stool instead of formed stool. One isolated incidence is not typically labeled diarrhea and may happen due to a variety of reasons. If it happens a few times within a day, it qualifies to be described as diarrhea.

Because watery diarrhea contains a lot of fluid, it can dehydrate a person quickly. The condition may be caused by a variety of factors, but food poisoning and gastrointestinal infections are the most common causes. [1] Watery diarrhea is often short-lived and is not always a sign of a chronic or life-threatening condition, although it may be. Some of the causes and remedies of watery diarrhea are discussed in this article.


Many conditions can cause diarrhea including the following: