- drink two 8-oz glasses of water
- eat two bananas
- eat five prunes
- eat a salad with vinaigrette dressing
A client with a colostomy is experiencing mild diarrhea. Which instruction should the nurse give the client?
Number 2 is correct.
Bananas help to bind the stool thereby reducing diarrhea. Drinking additional fluids should be encouraged but will not reduce the diarrhea. Prunes promote peristalsis thereby increasing diarrhea. A salad has fiber that will increase diarrhea.