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A 40-year-old member asked:

I was wondering does the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
YEs: Bananas- have fiber which will help soak up some of the diarrhea liquid White rice- cooked of course Applesauce- has soluble fiber which also helps bind the stool Tea- try decaff - you need fluids- water or decaff tea, You dont want the caffeine- cause it makes you urinate- and that is dehydrating, and the caffeine can also make you cramp and worsen the diarrhea
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
A little: Due to the imbalance of healthy bacteria killed by the antibiotics, you need to establish good bacteria in the colon. There are foods that can help do this in addition to the brat diet.. Whole wheat products, bananas help for short chained fructooligosaccharides which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reestablish the balance between yeast and good bacteria.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park commented
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Commercially available probiotics will also be of help.
Jul 15, 2013
Last updated Jul 18, 2014
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