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2 year old has diarrhea can I give imodium

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
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
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
He needs : a stool analysis, especially if he took antibiotics recently
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Missing data: "For a while" is not much of a description. Diarrhea lasting more than 2 wks is considered a chronic process by most & requires a workup. Most 2 y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Viral diarrhea: Vast majority of diarrhea episodes in children are due to intestinal viral infections which are self limited. Meaning, it should go away on its own. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Teething alone does not cause such severe diarrhea. Call the doctor now. It is important to get him evaluated and find out what is going on.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: It is likely a viral gastroenteritis, but possibly something else. She should be seen by her physician for an exam and opinion. However, there are n... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
The color of the: stool is normal for a diarrheal illness. It sounds like he has had a virus which is resolving. The virus causes the intestines to not be able to absor... Read More