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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?

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

Brat Diet (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What is a brat diet?

What is a brat diet?

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.

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Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Stomach flu: Or infection. Try yogurt or a probiotic and stay hydrated. If not improving see doctor.

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What should I eat after the brat diet?

What should I eat after the brat diet?

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!

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Can I have crackers with the brat diet?

Can I have crackers with the brat diet?

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 lactaid mulk or yogurt as part of teh brat diet.

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Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

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 gastroesophageal disease.

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My daughter has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regularly?

My daughter has been on the brat diet and finally had a regular bm when can she go back to eating regularly?

ASAP: Brat (banana, rice cereal, apple sauce, toast) diet is generally recommended for a day or two because of lower calory this diet provides.

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Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Can I flavor rice with the brat diet?

Yes: Flavoring with chicken or beef stock can be quite flavorful.

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Any benefit of being on the brat diet for gerd?

It is reasonable.: However, the typical brat diet is rather draconian for anyone to keep to for long. Think more on the order of avoiding spicy foods, or anything that seems to bother your stomach. Keeping a food diary is often helpful for this, along with your symptoms.

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Will I be able to be drinking wine while on the brat diet?

Should not: Stands for bananas/rice/apple-sauce/toast, no w in there for wine.

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What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

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.

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Do you think the brat diet will help someone having side effects from antibiotics?

Do you think the brat diet will help someone having side effects from antibiotics?

See below: If you are having diarrhea from antibiotics, I would eat yogurt and take something called florastor. Floratsor is a probiotic which will help replenish beneficial bacteria in the GI tract.

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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

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.

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How long can you stay on the brat diet?

How long can you stay on the brat diet?

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.

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