What food can I eat after Diarrhea?

Posted by sylviapat @sylviapat, Jun 21 3:31am

Heloo all,😊, would like to ask can we eat orange, honey, papaya after diarrhea?
How many days later can we have milk, red meat? Cake? Thanks

Hi @sylviapat, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You might want to introduce food like oranges and papaya very slowly after a bout of diarrhea. Milk products, pork and veal and fruit should be avoid while you have diarrhea.

How long has it been since you had diarrhea? How long did it last? Do you know what caused you to have loose stool?

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I find chicken noodle soup and crackers help me some. I use the Campbell's.

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Monday morning on 15, I drink stale drinks I think (contain dairy too). Plus I add milk. After tat it goes … awful.
Tuesday oke. Wednesday I drink milk, cheese.
The evening … awful again
Thurs oke. Friday wrong meal again (coz I didn't know) awful again
Sat I take meds. And careful food this time. Sunday too. A little feeling because beans myb. This morning Monday, stool oke.

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So honey and yoghurt shuld be fine? I think we need to restore bacteria ecosystem?
Does yoghurt with added flavour okay?

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@sylviapat

So honey and yoghurt shuld be fine? I think we need to restore bacteria ecosystem?
Does yoghurt with added flavour okay?

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If your diarrhea was caused by IBS, you’ll have to give up honey in favor of maple syrup. Otherwise, give it a try.

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@sylviapat@sylviapat – Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I think that everyone has wondered about what to eat. One well-known diet that I find extremely helpful is called the BRAT Diet. ((Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). https://www.webmd.com/children/brat-diet

I use this diet and it works well. Right now you want to calm your digestive system down. I use BRAT even when I'm "going" if I'm hungry. I hope that you are feeling better.
Are you running a fever or other symptoms?

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No. Now all quite ok. Thanks alot all who reply 😊
I'm just waiting to have dairy again

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I am really interested in this discussion because I was diagnosed with IBS in early May and have been struggling with what to eat. My gastroenterologist took me completely off of dairy foods because I am lactose intolerant. However, I only drink lactose free milk anyway and always take lactase pills when eating cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Avoiding milk products has not helped. I am having trouble identifying trigger foods.

I am constantly hungry between meals and have lost 4 to 5 pounds. Not good for me as I am ver thin.

Taking half doses of Imodium 3 x during the day has helped me to have fewer “emergency episodes”. There had been 1, 2, or 3 very urgent episodes right after waking in the morning. Has anyone used Rifaxamin?

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I would encourage all of you who are dealing with IBS to take a look at a discussion group about Fodmap eating plan, specifically dealing with IBS symptoms. Here is some information from Mayo Clinic's website (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20360064) about treatments for IBS,

"Your doctor might suggest that you eliminate from your diet: High-gas foods. If you experience bloating or gas, you might avoid items such as carbonated and alcoholic beverages, caffeine, raw fruit, and certain vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.
Gluten. Research shows that some people with IBS report improvement in diarrhea symptoms if they stop eating gluten (wheat, barley and rye) even if they don't have celiac disease.
FODMAPs. Some people are sensitive to certain carbohydrates such as fructose, fructans, lactose and others, known as FODMAPs — fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols. FODMAPs are found in certain grains, vegetables, fruits and dairy products. Your IBS symptoms might ease if you follow a strict low-FODMAP diet and then reintroduce foods one at a time.
A dietitian can help you with these diet changes."

The Connect discussion on this can be found at https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fodmap-eating-plan/.

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@elmay

I am really interested in this discussion because I was diagnosed with IBS in early May and have been struggling with what to eat. My gastroenterologist took me completely off of dairy foods because I am lactose intolerant. However, I only drink lactose free milk anyway and always take lactase pills when eating cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Avoiding milk products has not helped. I am having trouble identifying trigger foods.

I am constantly hungry between meals and have lost 4 to 5 pounds. Not good for me as I am ver thin.

Taking half doses of Imodium 3 x during the day has helped me to have fewer “emergency episodes”. There had been 1, 2, or 3 very urgent episodes right after waking in the morning. Has anyone used Rifaxamin?

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Hi @elmay what cause your ibs n since when. I'm also very thin. What is your emergency episode?
I tink you should just eat whenever u hungry.

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My family physician diagnosed me with IBS after I had diarrhea for about 3 weeks. He tested me for various other possible causes and could find none. Then he referred me to a physician’s assistant in gastroenterology. She agreed with him. I am lactose intolerant, but I always drink lactose free milk and take lactase pills when I eat cheese, yogurt, or ice cream. Nevertheless, she wanted me totally off dairy products. I have done that since early May. It made no difference, but I have kept that up since then. Recently I started using almond milk with cereal for breakfast. The other advice she gave me has really helped. Metamucil! I started with just a little in a glass of water and gradually have increased it to more than a heaping tablespoon. It has made a huge difference. I no longer run from my bed in the morning to the bathroom hoping that I will make it in time. I used to have this every morning with several urgent runs after that. My problem at present is trying to gain back the weight I lost ( about 5 pounds). For a thin person that’s a lot. I am trying to drink “plant based Ensure “. It is completely non-dairy, high protein, and tastes pretty good when cold.
I’m looking for meal ideas. Thanks for writing.
Elmay

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@elmay Oh my case a bit different. My diarea becoz of stale food. Diarea stop
But it haven't fully eat ANYTHING.

So before that 3 weeks, do u eat everything?
Maybe if you just wanna gain weight. Doesn't have to be from drinks. Just eat tasty pork, or cake if okay with you.
I love eggyolk.

I used to have digestive and heavy anxiety and nervous breakdown. Doctor thought I had ibs. Meditation by Dr Kim Wu, is a miracle for me. Bring me back. Dont know if works for ibs. I gain 11 kg from my lowest.

What gain me most is pork fat n butter.

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Hai all 😊, I had mild diarrhea before, it's mild, but took like 7 days to really heal. now it has stop.

It's 12 day now. But I haven't try cheese. I took chiken, n try pork 2 days ago. Last night I felt the point of my appendix surgery 3 years ago a bit hurt. Does it cause by this diarrhea thingy or meat that I took?
Previous ly I did eat dairy. Cause of my diarrhea is stale drinks, over 12 hour

Does regular Bread is ok? Safe? Yoghurt?
Would my appendix stiches affected if ulcer expand or shrink?

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@sylviapat

Hai all 😊, I had mild diarrhea before, it's mild, but took like 7 days to really heal. now it has stop.

It's 12 day now. But I haven't try cheese. I took chiken, n try pork 2 days ago. Last night I felt the point of my appendix surgery 3 years ago a bit hurt. Does it cause by this diarrhea thingy or meat that I took?
Previous ly I did eat dairy. Cause of my diarrhea is stale drinks, over 12 hour

Does regular Bread is ok? Safe? Yoghurt?
Would my appendix stiches affected if ulcer expand or shrink?

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Hi @sylviapat, I moved your message to this previous discussion that you started about introducing the right foods after diarrhea. I did this so people can follow your journey in one discussion.

The questions you ask about meat or diarrhea causing pain or feeling a 3 year old surgical site are good questions to ask your doctor.
You mention an ulcer. Do you have a stomach (peptic) ulcer?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @sylviapat, I moved your message to this previous discussion that you started about introducing the right foods after diarrhea. I did this so people can follow your journey in one discussion.

The questions you ask about meat or diarrhea causing pain or feeling a 3 year old surgical site are good questions to ask your doctor.
You mention an ulcer. Do you have a stomach (peptic) ulcer?

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Ya it's okay @colleenyoung . Not sure. I never check. But sometimes there's sensation. Is it by colonoscopy?
Have you ever heard fucoidan supplement for what?

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