What can I put on my toast when I have diarrhea?

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What can I put on my toast when I have diarrhea?

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answered Jul 4 by Cathy21 (53,620 points)
You can put some Jelly on your toast or even peanut butter on your toast when you have diarrhea or eat it plain.

Just avoid putting actual butter on your toast when you have diarrhea as the butter could make the diarrhea worse.

You can eat peanut butter if you have diarrhea and it can help slow down and stop diarrhea.

Applesauce is good for diarrhea and applesauce can help cure diarrhea.

You should also eat other foods such as crackers, toast, bananas etc and drink plenty of fluids and take some anti diarrhea medicine as well.

To stop the runs and watery stools or diarrhea take some anti diarrhea medicine and eat what is known as the BRAT diet.

The BRAT diet consists of Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast.

Also drink plenty of water and even some pedialyte or sports drinks to help keep you hydrated and replace lost electrolytes.

Pepto Bismol is also good for when you have diarrhea.

Increasing your fiber intake is also another way to firm up your stools and stop watery stools and diarrhea.

Fiber's ability to absorb water helps make stools more solid.

And by slowing transit time, fiber gives the large intestines a chance to absorb additional water.

Fiber also helps bulk up the contents of the large intestines, binding indigestible food together.

If the diarrhea continues then you may want to see a doctor.

Diarrhea can be a sign of several things such as stomach flu, flu, Covid-19, digestive issues or from something you've eaten.

Diarrhea can also be a sign of food poisoning or infection from other bacteria.

Constant diarrhea can be a sign of illness, flu, stomach flu, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis), malabsorption syndromes in which food cannot be digested and absorbed, and chronic infections.

Unless the diarrhea is really bad and not stopping and is dehydrating you then it's best to let the diarrhea go and run it's course.

However if the diarrhea gets worse and does not stop on it's own it's best to stop the diarrhea or see a doctor.

It's better to let diarrhea run it's course unless it gets too bad.

In most cases diarrhea goes away on it's own within a few hours or a day.

However if the diarrhea continues or prevents you from doing things that you need to do then you should treat the diarrhea and stop the diarrhea by taking some anti diarrhea medicine.

In severe cases you should seek medical treatment by going to the emergency room or urgent care as diarrhea can dehydrate you.

A good anti diarrhea medicine is Imodium or your doctor can prescribe some stronger anti diarrhea medicine but Imodium works within an hour.

The active ingredient in anti diarrhea medicine is Loperamide.

Loperamide is used to control and relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea.

It is also used to treat chronic diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Loperamide helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines.

Imodium, also stylized as Imodium A-D, is the brand name for loperamide.

Unlike Lomotil, Imodium can be purchased over the counter (OTC).

Therefore, it's more widely available. Loperamide is a synthetic opioid that binds to opioid receptors in the intestinal wall to slow gut movement.

Loperamide is an antidiarrheal active ingredient available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that treat the symptoms of diarrhea, including traveler's diarrhea.

Loperamide can be the only active ingredient in an anti-diarrheal medicine or it can be found in medicines that also treat symptoms such as gas.

Check with your doctor before taking Loperamide if you have any of the following.

You have had an allergic reaction to loperamide or any other medicines in the past.
You have had diarrhoea for more than 48 hours.
You have HIV and your stomach becomes swollen.
You have liver problems.
You have blood in your poo and a high temperature – these can be signs of dysentery.

IMODIUM products contain an active ingredient called Loperamide, which works to slow your system to its normal pace.

This allows the body to start absorbing fluids and salts as it should, restoring the consistency of stools.

Lomotil (diphenoxylate and atropine) and Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) are antidiarrheal medications used to treat diarrhea.

Lomotil also contains an anticholinergic.

Unless directed by a physician, Imodium isn't intended to treat long-term or chronic diarrhea.

Side effects are possible, even when someone uses Imodium as directed or intended.

Although some side effects are common and expected, a person who is abusing Imodium may have more serious side effects.

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