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Brat diet for stomach virus 14 days doctor told me too still have diarrhea and chills maybe because of the diet only morning diarrhea then chills?

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In brief: BRAT diet not needed

The BRAT diet (usually Banana, Rice, Applesauce and Toast (or Tea)) has very limited data to support this diet as a treatment for diarrhea.
Also, if a person is very strict with the "BRAT" restrictions, they might not get enough energy from fat and protein.

In brief: BRAT diet not needed

The BRAT diet (usually Banana, Rice, Applesauce and Toast (or Tea)) has very limited data to support this diet as a treatment for diarrhea.
Also, if a person is very strict with the "BRAT" restrictions, they might not get enough energy from fat and protein.
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