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Having a bout of IBS away from home... What can I eat I have

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Having a bout of IBS away from home...
What can I eat
I have no prescription so how often can I take Pepto Bismal
Is Ginger Ale a good thing
Is bran or fibre good
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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You can take peptobismol 30 ml 3 times daily ( liquid form).

Ginger ale is good.

Gatorade is also good for hydration.

Please follow a low residue diet --rice, soup, bananas, toast etc. as tolerated.

Avoid bran or fiber as they can cause more diarrhea.

The following foods are generally allowed on a low-fiber diet:
Enriched white bread or rolls without seeds;
White rice, plain white pasta, noodles and macaroni;
Refined cereals such as Cream of Wheat;
Pancakes or waffles made from white refined flour;
Most canned or cooked fruits without skins, seeds or membranes;
Fruit and vegetable juice with little or no pulp, fruit-flavored drinks and flavored waters;
Canned or well-cooked vegetables without seeds, hulls or skins, such as carrots, potatoes and tomatoes;
Also consider taking a probiotic daily.

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