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2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Imodium (loperamide) can be given, 1 teaspoon x3 per day. Hydrating well with electrolyte solution such as pedialyte is essential.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrhea: Better to let the diarrhea run its course. Stop all milk and milk products. If no vomiting, give bananas, rice, fresh apples, toast (dry cheerios, dry ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Colonoscopy: with biopsies plus stool culture and stool analysis for ova and parasites. Needs full workup for IBS/ulcerative colitis and Chron's.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
26 years experience Pediatrics
No, thank you: While it seems like you need to do something! to slow down the diarrhea, these "anti-diarrheal" drugs are not recommended. They are less effective tha ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dietary intake: It is unclear why you are having diarrhea on top of 'chronic constipation'. Imodium (loperamide) should be fine. For the constipation suggest that y ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Yes: For diarrhea what works well is activated charcoal. I would also suggest Iberogast drops 20 three times a day. No blood in stool? Drink Stilpane for p ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hydration: Make sure that you are taking enough liquids to prevent dehydration. You may take ginger ale, Gatorade, flat soda, weak tea or any other watery liquid ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
He needs : a stool analysis, especially if he took antibiotics recently
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Blind loop syndrome: May be overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria in the defunctionalized loop of the roux n y. May need a course of antibiotic so see your PMD immediately
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Call her doc: It would be better if you put a call in to her treating doc to share the information. This could be part of a significant bowel problem that requires ... Read More

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