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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 be addressed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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Brat diet used for gastroesophageal disease?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

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, an- 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

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

Can my husband have creamy soup on a brat diet?

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 avoid it! ...Read more

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

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

Off the BRAT diet: Once your bms are regular you can go on a regular diet depending on the severity of your diarrhea a onset for which you were on the brat diet/ you may ned to get on the regular diet gradually if your diarrhea was really bad. Talk to yurt doc. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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..: 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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Husband started having diarrhea sunday morning. Cant seem to eat anything. Even brat diet. Feels fine otherwise. Pepto no longer working to stop it?

Diarrhea: See your doctor for a stool culture to rule out abacterial cause for your diarrhea. Be sure you drink electrolyte replacement fluids so you don't dehydrate in the meantime. ...Read more

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Does the brat diet really work for a stomach virus?

No: It does not provide adequate nutrition and can prolong the course of the illness. ...Read more

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Can my husband eat cream of chicken soup on a brat diet?

Can my husband eat cream of chicken soup on a brat diet?

Yes, but: The brat diet is not recommended anymore. It does not provide enough nutrition, and will actually prolong the course of diarrhea. ...Read more

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

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

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

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

YEs: Bananas- have fiber which will help soak up some 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

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Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet. What infection or condition can cause this?

Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet. What infection or condition can cause this?

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

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How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

BRAT diet: As soon as any vomiting stops, it is safe to progress your diet. Apple sauce may actually increase diarrhea. A good reference is the American Academy of Pediatrics heathy kids.org. All the best. ...Read more

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2nd day BRAT diet after severe gastroenteritis requiring ER IV fluids, no food at all for 2 days. Anything else ican eat?

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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Is tutti frutti frozen yogurt okay after 24 hours of food poisining!? I don't wanna eat brat diet I'm kind of paranoid I might get sick again

Is tutti frutti frozen yogurt okay after 24 hours of food poisining!? I don't wanna eat brat diet I'm kind of paranoid I might get sick again

Yes: It is best to avoid most dairy for a while after food poisoning as you may temporarily not be able to digest lactose but yogurt has little lactose so should be ok. I don't advise the brat diet (best to avoid gluten for a while too) but rice and other fruits ; veggies should be ok (though cooked veggies will be easier to digest now than raw veggies). ...Read more

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


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more