Helpful Hints when Recovering from a Gastrointestinal (GI) Illness

This season GI illnesses have
been extra virulent. Norovirus and
other strains of GI flu can leave you
in a weakened condition in a short
amount of time. The “BRAT” diet
will give your bowel a rest as you recover.
This simple diet consists of
four items:
• Bananas
• Rice
• Applesauce
• Tea
To prevent spreading the illness, remember
good handwashing, always
closing the toilet seat before flushing,
and disinfecting with a 10% bleach
solution or hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen
peroxide is less damaging to
clothing and other items than bleach
is but it is still every bit as effective.

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