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Brat diet alternatives

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 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 25 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
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 24 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 18 years experience
BRAT: Bananas , rice, applesauce, toast.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 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 42 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 42 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 42 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Why Not ?: Is the pt. A child with diarrhea? Go ahead, make sure to give pedialyte along with brat diet.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
Pediatrics 45 years experience
BRAT is an acronym..: ...For bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It does tend to help, but is probably too restrictive. Just avoid dairy, sweets (including juices), and v... Read More
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