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Brat Diet Constipation
Just coming off the BRAT diet & now I'm experiencing constipation instead of diarrhea. What natural food or liquid can I take for quick relief?
The Brat's Revenge: Why don't you chill on that. Let your poor G.I. tract readjust and normalize. Unless you're so stopped-up your ears are pulsating, just eat a normal diet with plenty of liquids and fiber and see what happens over the next few days. Prune or other thick concentrated fruit juices (apricot, pear)work for some people. Metamucil might get the gut going but don't stress over it, that'll just make it worse ...Read more
Bananas are part of the BRAT diet, a diet many physicians and nurses recommend for children recovering from gastrointestinal problems, particularly diarrhea. BRAT stands for the different components that make up the diet: * Bananas * Rice cereal * Applesauce * Toast These are binding foods that may help make the stools harder. DO NOT feed these foods to young infants unless ...Read more
Diarrhea is under control after BRAT diet, but now feel sharp pain in lower back and left side of the stomach, is it due to constipation?
Unlikely: From your history, you just got over diarrhea, so it is unlikely that your current symptoms are now due to constipation. More likely your symptoms are related to the same virus/infection that was causing your diarrhea or from introducing food too quickly after a diarrheal illness. Before eating a regular diet, continue with bland easy to digest non oily foods. Yogurt is helpful. Soup, rice etc ...Read more
BRAT diet: Brat (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet has historically been prescribed for a diarrheal illness or upset stomach, often by pediatricians for children. Current recommendations from the american academy of pediatrics call for restoration of a normal diet within 24 hours of being sick, if this can be tolerated. ...Read more
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 but if you have something in mind that seems appealing you are likely on the road to recovery and can eat it. Additionally, be sure to remain adequately hydrated. I hope this helps! ...Read more
My daughter has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regularly?
Should not: Stands for bananas/rice/apple-sauce/toast, no w in there for wine. ...Read more
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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 very fatty foods until the stools are more normal. ...Read more
10m baby w mild diarhea can I give him fried food with oil or I should avoid fat? Apart from brat diet what else I can give & what to avoid
Mild diarrhea: As long as the diarrhea is "mild" continue to feed his regular diet. You may want to add 1-2 oz of extra water to account for any losses of fluid. If the diarrhea is worse or contains blood, or if it associated with vomiting, fever or pain see his doctor. BRAT diets may lead to increased diarrhea but are often appropriate for vomiting. ...Read more
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 24-48 hours to heal ideally, if the diarrhea still continues there may be other reasons which need to to be addressed and treated appropriately. ...Read more
My girlfriend has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regular?
BRAT diet: Brat diet is meant for stomach flu, which is layman's term for diarrhea in this context. It helps solidify your bms. It includes b-banas, r- rice, a- apples, t- toast. It gives your intestines time to recover as well so that it can tolerate the regular diet including protein and sugars in the diet. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 don't want the caffeine- cause it makes you urinate- and that is dehydrating, and the caffeine can also make you cramp and worsen the diarrhea ...Read more
Many: We need more information to help you with this. There are many causes of diarrhea. How long has it been going on? Have you been on any antibiotics in the last few months? Have you traveled outside the US recently? Give us more information and we will be able to help you sort this out. Start a probiotic as soon as possible in any case. ...Read more
How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?
2nd day BRAT diet after severe gastroenteritis requiring ER IV fluids, no food at all for 2 days. Anything else ican eat?
GE: You can probably advance to solid food that is not fried. Boiled, broiled or baked with limited fat contents. You may want to avoid lactose containing food since transient deficiency in the enzyme that breaks down lactose can occur. You may get alternative point of view from other physicians ...Read more
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