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What is the best diet if you have diarreha? Eat and drink?

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What is the best diet if you have diarreha? Eat and drink? Thanks very much

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It's Saturday so no dr. 78 yr old Bob takes carbidopa/levidopa for Parkinsons. Usually is constipated. Fleet enema every 4 days BUT yesterday afternoon and this morning diarreha. We do the BRAT - banana, rice, apple sauce and white toast. Lots of water. Anything else?

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You need to replenish the salts lost in diarrhea with oral rehydration solution available over the counter. Continue with the BRAT diet and plenty of fluids.

Avoid sweet/ sugary juices as these can cause more fluid loss due to higher osmolality.

Drink at least 1 cup (240 milliliters) of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement. Eat small meals throughout the day, instead of 3 big meals.

Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.

Eat some high potassium foods, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and fruit juices.

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