In most cases, over-the-counter medication can be helpful in stopping an occasional bout of diarrhea — especially traveler's diarrhea, which may result from ingesting contaminated food or water while abroad. Over-the-counter options include Imodium (loperamide) and Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate (bismuth subsalicylate).
Similarly, what can I do to stop diarrhea?
Here's another bit of good advice from Mom for treating diarrhea – eat the BRAT diet: bananas, rice (white), applesauce and toast. But high-fiber foods could spell trouble when you have diarrhea. The BRAT foods are low-fiber and can help to make your stools firmer.
Why is my poop like water?
Diarrhea happens when loose, watery stools pass through your bowels too quickly. Diarrhea that lasts for at least four weeks may be a sign of a chronic disease, such as irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn's disease. But diarrhea also could be a sign of chewing gum that contains sugar alcohol, such Xylitol or sorbitol.
What medicines stop diarrhea?
loperamide (1 brand name: Imodium) bismuth subsalicylate (2 brand names: Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol).