The BRAT diet
may be recommended to help reduce nausea.
One time-tested strategy that may help get your system back to normal is the BRAT diet
. It's one moms have been using with their kids for generations, but it can work at any age.
If the BRAT diet
is not well tolerated then it is administered liquid diet .
My doctor advised me to follow a so-called BRAT diet
-- bananas, rice, applesauce and toast -- for a day or so, supplemented by plain fluids, broth or diluted juice.
The BRAT diet
is "more tradition than science," he says.
Diarrhea: Patients should be instructed to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals such as loperamide, to follow a bland diet (e.g., soft foods with minimal seasoning, such as mashed potatoes or cream of wheat) or the BRAT diet
(i.e., bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast), and to maintain hydration.
Clear fluids often recommended as the diet of choice for the first 24 hours, with gradual progression to a BRAT diet
(bananas, rice, apples, toast) and then adding more foods as tolerated.
* If you're afraid to try to eat something because your diarrhea may come back, start out with the BRAT diet
: bananas, rice, applesauce, and white toast.
With regard to food, as long as your child's vomiting is minimal, withholding food or giving a special diet such as the BRAT diet
(bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast) is no longer recommended.
Despite the popularity of the BRAT diet
(bananas, rice, apple juice, toast, and tea), no randomized trials have evaluated its effectiveness, said Dr.
The traditional treatment for diarrhea -- avoiding animal milk, switching to electrolyte-balanced or soy-based formulas, and advancing to the BRAT diet
(banana, rice, applesauce, and toast) -- may not be the best treatment for this common childhood problem.
progressed to the BRAT diet
(bananas, rice, apple sauce, tea, and toast), and then slowly returned to their normal diet.