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Dr. Arthur Heller
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What diet for diarrhea?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated.Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chao
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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Dr. Philip Chao
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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets better. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can a change in diet give you diarrhea?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can a change in diet give you diarrhea?
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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I have diarrhea that comes in cycles every 3 days. Is something wrong? I tried dramatically switching my diet, but nothing works!

Dr. Sidney Vinson
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I have diarrhea that comes in cycles every 3 days. Is something wrong? I tried dramatically switching my diet, but nothing works!

It depends: If you have no bowel movements at all during the intervening days you may actually be having constipation as well. I recommend a psyllium based fiber supplement and the probiotic align. You should also be tested for celiac disease. You should discuss this with your doctor i'd you have not already. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Is condensed soup like cream of mushroom ok to consume while having diarrhea?

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Is condensed soup like cream of mushroom ok to consume while having diarrhea?

Not the best : You should avoid dairy including creams because they are hard on your colon and can aggravate your duarrhea. Broth soups are fine. Bananas, rice. Applesauce . Rice , tea, toast. , called the brat diet is typically recommended when you have active diarrhea as it helps to firm the poop. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

CHRONIC DIARRHEA....: Most of the diarrhea are viral origin, no blood in stool, not much cramp or fever, resolves by an week or so. If longer, your child need to have an exam, test to find out the cause. Check with the child's pediatrician. By the time, give her pedialyte for each diarrhea, some yogurt, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

See your doctor.: There are many possible causes of diarrhea, most of which are self-limited and resolve on their own in a week or two. Since yours has been going to longer, I think you should see your doctor to help sort out the problem. In the meantime, try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and drinking plenty of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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What is the good diet for my friend who have diarrhea for 3 days and taking medicine for it as prescribed?

Dr. Jason Hemming
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Avoid fat, dairy : A bland diet low in fat and avoiding dairy may help. Smaller, more frequent meals may also be better tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
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Had normal bm's. Last two mnths hard bm's every 5-6 days, now for the last week diarrhea, couple x's a day. Have fms/cf. Your thoughts? Diet normal.

Dr. Leslie Leighton
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Had normal bm's. Last two mnths hard bm's every 5-6 days, now for the last week diarrhea, couple x's a day. Have fms/cf. Your thoughts? Diet normal.

IBS?: Sounds like ibs. Would start by increasing fiber in diet and then see gastroenterologist if no better. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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