Bland Diet

A bland diet is also called a soft diet or low residue diet, or gastrointestinal soft diet. It includes low fiber and low-fat foods presenting with a soft consistency. They do not contain heavy spices and flavors. A bland diet is preferred in cases of people having Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, peptic ulcer, and diverticulitis. Milk and milk products with low fat, cooked vegetables, canned fruits with fruit juices, and vegetable juices come under bland foods.

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Kindly help me to cure my canker sore that are bleeding while brushing.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 18-year-old female, and I have been dealing with a canker sore for the past week. The sore does not hurt. When I brushed my teeth this morning, the canker sore started bleeding. I have had canker sores before, and it has never bled. I have been using numbing gel during eating to eli...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, oral sores or abscesses have a fluid accumulation. The fluid may be blood or a collection of any other fluids. So, you need not worry. Once the fluid comes out, the sore starts to subside. Kindly attach an intraoral picture to check for the pre...  Read Full »

What medication other than Pregabalin is used to treat glossitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from glossitis for more than a year. She has obtained partial relief with Lyrica 75 mg. She was then prescribed Pregeba NT that included another drug in combination with Pregabalin but, she could not bear the giddiness. So, she went back to Lyrica. Can you sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for the query. Kindly tell me the source of your glossitis? What is the etiology? Is it infectious or nutritional?We might need to address the question before prescribing a medication. It will help if you take anti-inflammatory medicines such as Etorixocib with...  Read Full »

Why does my acid reflux keep coming back?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acid reflux. When I wake up and have my breakfast, I feel a vomiting sensation and ultimately vomit after some time. I had a previous history of the same but got cured for the time being. But now I am having the same issue again. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Recurrent acid reflux can be due to many causes. It is seen in obese people, people who smoke, those who have a hiatus hernia, or when you take too much spicy, sour, and fried food, and also seen in persons who lie down immediately after food. Generally, it is cause...  Read Full »

I Feel Like Something Is Stuck In My Throat. What Could Be The Reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sores on the back of my tongue for weeks now. I have a pain in both ears that comes and goes. I also occasionally have a feeling of something in my throat that will not clear by swallowing. What could possibly be going on and who should I see for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A chronic throat irritation with an enlargement of lingual tonsils that feel like sores in the back of your tongue, foreign body sensation in the lower part of the throat and recurrent ear pain are usually symptoms of reflux laryngopharyngitis, which is a type of aci...  Read Full »

What are the specific measures I should follow before surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having surgery next week for reflux, Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair. A week before surgery, what can I do to improve my chance of success and limit the chance of complication? Can I take my Nexium (PPI) on the day of surgery or should I stop now?  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are no special measures you have to take for the surgery. Just maintain a light and watery diet from a week before surgery. The two last days (especially the last one) you can take any laxatives such as magnesium sulfate to clean and empty your intestine so that ...  Read Full »

What does my endoscopic biopsy suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am working as a software professional. Recently, I had discomfort in digestion, severe bloating, gas formation and a frequent sensation of motions. I went to a gastroenterologist and he made an endoscopy and an endoscopic biopsy. The biopsy report is as below. Nature of specimen: Re...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reports of biopsy are suggestive of erosive gastritis. Razo-D, Rabeprazole is a good medicine, but you need to take it twice a day before breakfast and dinner. I also suggest Sucrase-O 2 teaspoons four times a day and a good probiotic twice a day for 10 days. Consult...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in belly followed by passage of stools?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last 15 days I have a problem that I feel pain in my belly and then after that, I have to go to the toilet to pass stool. This happened 4 to 5 times a day. Because of this I also have a problem of rashes on my anus. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have acute gastroenteritis like infective pathology. It is advisable to take an antacid like Rabeprazole for a week. Empirically broad spectrum antibiotic like Ofloxacin plus Ornidazole combination can be started. Take bland diet more. Avoid excess spicy foo...  Read Full »

I am having a lot of gas after having outside food. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had chicken last night at an outside restaurant. Since then I am having too much of gas and little constipation. Also, my head is heavy and I feel like there is a stomach infection. But, until now I did not get loose stools. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have developed acidity following chicken consumption. At this time I would recommend you take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone once daily for three days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the...  Read Full »

I have an ulcer in my mouth that did not go away after antibiotics. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24 year old female. I visited a dentist a week back for pain and swelling at the back of the throat at the retromolar region. The dentist took an X-ray, but no wisdom tooth was present. The dentist prescribed antibiotic Metronidazole and I completed the course. The problem is my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have just gone through your complaint. It could be due to some vitamin deficiency since you have already taken Metronidazole and it has not helped you. So, it may not be a bacterial infection. I would suggest you use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate, un...  Read Full »

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