Q. I have severe acidity post antibiotic treatment taken for UTI. What foods should I take?

Answered by
Subha Ranjini B
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 13, 2020

Hello doctor,

I had lower back pain and UTI last year for which I was prescribed antibiotics, and also I had a blood infection for which again I was given heavy antibiotics. I have burning in the stomach and severe acidity. So I request you to make a diet chart for me. I am suffering from acidity, BP, thyroid, and sugar levels correspond to the prediabetic range. Please suggest things to take in GERD.



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If your sugars are normal now without medications, you need to follow a diabetic diet chart as your weight is on the higher side. You are overweight by 20 kg.

Diet chart:

Morning: sugarless tea. Totally avoid on coffee. Tea also should not be overboiled and have it with one or two biscuits.

For breakfast: (8:30-10 AM) go for homemade breakfast items like two chapattis, or four idlis or three dosas or one and a half cup of upma. Try to make these foods oil-free. And go for a total bland diet until the burning sensation stops.

Take boiled vegetables with less salt and spices. Take all kinds of fruits except citrus fruits. Avoid organ meats and take skinless chicken weekly twice. Egg white is allowed, and take whole egg once in 10 days.

Mid-morning snack: (11-12 PM) buttermilk with any fruit. Make buttermilk in large quantities and keep drinking it in between.

Lunch: (1-2 PM) rice or three chapattis with dal, vegetables, and curd. Initially, go for green gram dal and later, you can use arhar dal.

Evening (4-5 PM): sugarless tea with biscuits. Have some healthy snacks.

Do not eat raw salad now. Go for cooked ones.

If you are eating whole channa or pulses, have it in the morning hours. Always eat high protein foods in the morning hours and let your dinner be light.

Totally avoid junk foods, processed foods, bakery products, sodas, sweets, fried foods, etc.

Go for walking every day for 30-45 minutes.

Follow up after a week.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up after a week

Thank you doctor,

I also take D-protein with milk. What time should I take it?


Hi, Welcome back to You can take it in the evening at 6 PM with half milk and water. It will not cause any problems. Follow the diet for a week and get back to me. I will change it accordingly.

Thank you doctor,

I ahve attached my blood reports. Please go through it.



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I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) is slightly on the higher side, it is better to follow normal diabetic diet. Follow the food timings properly. Avoid direct sugars, junk foods, sweets, etc. All kinds of fruits and vegetables are allowed. Do not overeat any foods. Take it in limited quantities.

Regarding vitamin D, morning sunlight is very good. You can do walking during that time until 10 am and evening from 4-6 pm. If your orthopedic doctor has suggested supplements, you can go for it.

Milk around 200 ml/ day is allowed with the protein powder. Every day eat a banana as an intermittent snack. Include sprouted grains in your diet. Initially, take it in cooked form. Later, when you can tolerate normal food, you can eat however you want to. Follow the bland diet properly for a few days. Definitely, your acidity problem will reduce.

Thank yo doctor,

Why is my ESR level high? What should I do?



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ESR level is high due to any infection. As you had already said that you were suffering from low back pain as well as you had blood infection, that can be the reason.

Try doing yoga for low back pain. Go to some trusted yoga teacher you can guide you properly.

As for infection, eat healthy nutritious foods. Increase your protein intake through food, whole grains, egg white, and chicken. Include vegetable soups in your diet weekly twice. Go for multigrain products. Look out for recipes which you can easily do. No need to buy readymade products. If you are suffering from gas problem, you can drink hing water, ie make hing in a size of pepper ball put it in warm water (50 ml) and drink it. It will immediately solve your problem.

As your overall health start improving, your levels will come down. Do not worry about it.

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