Rated 5.0/5 based on 16 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Diarrhea From The Cabbage Soup Diet

Share
Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
17M people helped
1

1
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Oscar Novick
1,922 doctors shared insights

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
Board Certified, Radiology
32 years in practice
1M people helped
2

2
Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
52 years in practice
54M people helped
3
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
21 years in practice
2M people helped
4

4
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
65M people helped
5

5
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
14M people helped
6
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
1M people helped
7

7
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
11 years in practice
3M people helped
8

8
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6 years in practice
2M people helped
9

9
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.

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.

Number of things: May have irritable bowel syndrome, common with fibro and chronic fatigue. Need to increase fiber and dehydration, monitor opioid use if taking. Diarrhea could be overflow if you have severe constipation. May need top and bottom solution (laxative+enema) if still constipated, may need xray. Recommend seeing primary and someone who focuses on fibro for appropriate diet and bowel care routines. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
27 years in practice
10M people helped
10

10
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Arthur Heller
2,586 doctors shared insights

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
3,018 doctors shared insights

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified,
12 years in practice
44M people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook