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Infectious Colitis diet
I'm visiting in California at the moment and have been suffering from an uncomfortable abdomen and indigestion. A doctor who saw me diagnosed it as colitis advising me to stay away from green food (salads, broccolli) and other 'gassy' foods. He also suggested sticking to carbohydrates for a week and he put me on moxifloxacin for 4 days. Is this correct? I've read elsewhere that one should stay away from carbohydrates. What is the correct diet and should I get a stool sample taken?
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During an episode of infectious colitis, the diet should probably be modified, as absorption of certain food items by the gut may be impaired.

The optimal foods in this setting include boiled starches and cereals such as potatoes, noodles, rice, wheat, or oats with some salt added. Yogurt, bananas, soup, and boiled vegetables are also appropriate.

Appropriate medications should also be taken.

The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.

- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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