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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
BRAT diet is...: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It was originally proposed as a treatment for diarrhea, since these are binding foods; problem is, it doesn't ... Read More
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
BRAT diet : Brat (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet has historically been prescribed for a diarrheal illness or upset stomach, often by pediatricians for... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
After BRAT diet: After a brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, & toast), you can pretty much return to eating whatever you would like as tolerated. Use common sense ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
BRAT: Bananas , rice, applesauce, toast.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
BRAT diet modifiied: You can have crackers in ur brat diet as a modification of the toast in the bart or the r in it if they are made from rice. People can also have lacta... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
BRAT HOw long!: One can stay on the brat diet for 2-3 days and if the diarrhea is not controlled after that you need to see your doctor asap. It takes the intestines ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
BART and cream - NO: Brat diet means you have less fat and protein in it. If you add cream to the soup it defies the purpose of the brat in the first place. So you should ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Off the BRAT diet: Once your bms are regular you can go on a regular diet depending on the severity of your diarrhea a the onset for which you were on the brat diet/ you... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: A brat diet is used mainly for diarrhea. Certain foods such as fried, fatty and spicy foods as well as soda, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate gastr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
ASAP: Brat(banana, rice cereal, apple sauce, toast) diet is generally recommended for a day or two because of lower calory this diet provides.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Why Not ?: Is the pt. A child with diarrhea? Go ahead, make sure to give pedialyte along with brat diet.

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