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Readers Respond: What Do You Eat for Diarrhea?

Responses: 64


Updated October 10, 2012

Bananas and Toast and Vitamin Water

When I have diarrhea, I eat bananas, toast, and Vitamin Water. Strangely enough, I also tend to crave, and find that plain cheese pizza helps. (I know it's got dairy in it, but it works for me.) I also really like raspberry sorbet when my stomach is upset and needs settling.
—Guest Mary S

I'm a Brat!

My kids' doctor said to get then on the "BRAT Diet" when they have tummy problems: bananas, rice, applesauce and toast! So I do that for diarrhea, too. I'm not sure if it's what I 'should' be doing, but it usually helps.

Soft foods with bulk!

Mashed potatoes, bananas, oatmeal, bread. These foods seem bland and comforting, although I'm not sure they always help. I'll try any food that seems like it'll slow my guts down and stop the diarrhea!
—Guest Violet


I know that the BRAT diet probably seems cliche when talking to folks about diarrhea (everybody tells you to eat this way). It works for me, especially bananas. BRAT: bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.
—Guest Glenn

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