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What diet for diarrhea?

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

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

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Daily
Try a constipating diet
Daily
Try BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast)
Daily
See a GI doctor
Once
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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!

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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Is condensed soup like cream of mushroom ok to consume while having diarrhea?

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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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Keep yourself well hydrated
Once
Don't take too many antidiarrheal meds, they can make condition worse
Once
if you don't improve within a couple of days, seek medical attention
Once
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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

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

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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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Replace lost fluid, ounce for ounce
Hourly
Make sure you're urinating
once
Don't drink high-sugar drinks
once
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I have had diarrhea for 2 weeks since home repair (ceilings) no diet changes. Better last weekend when I was out of town. Back now. What is it?

I have had diarrhea for 2 weeks since home repair (ceilings) no diet changes. Better last weekend when I was out of town. Back now. What is it?

Doctor can evaluate: Colon or rectum symptoms, or diarrhea, can be due to irritation (inflammation) or infection. Symptoms can occur from Giardia infections, infectious viruses or bacteria, inflammatory bowel, celiac disease, etc... Lactose intolerance, or eating excess fruits or sugarfree sweeteners like maltitol or sorbitol, can also cause symptoms. A primary care doctor, or a G.I. doctor, can evaluate and do tests. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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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