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my 2 yr old has diarrhea for a week

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Robins
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Gastroenteritis: The reason would most likely be that most cases of vomiting and diarrhea are viral and a stool culture would not change the management. Even if the s ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Intestine infection?: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection, or contaminated food. A norma ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Teething Hurts!: Poor baby! When a mom suspects loose stools from teething, she is usually right! Keep up his regular diet, just avoid the " P" fruits for now, peac ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Keep them hydrated: But if there is fever or blood in stool, then need to check with your pediatrician for stool culture and further testing if needed. Good luck.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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See a doctor: There are numerous problems which can produce an illness with these symptoms in a 2 yr old, several of them with severe potential for complications. ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Could be: Please see your pediatrician for check up.
A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Toddlers diarrhea: Your child may have diarrhea because of the jfruit juices you are giving him. The sugars cause the diarrhea. And yes, you can use hemorrhoidal cream.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J.J. Rodos
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Get evaluation now: Seek an evaluaton and treatment. Infants dehydrate quickly but other complications are possible. Lethargy warrants urgent action.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See your doctor: If she's had symptoms for that long, its time to see her doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Many things : First to consider is cystic fibrosis. Other illnesses and conditions may also be present, such as asthma, reflux, esophageal fistula, or immune disord ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Loose Stools: If she is acting healthy, eating just fine and not complaining then it is nothing to worry about.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bharathi Vayuvegula
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Late periods: Take her to the doctor and get her checked for pregnancy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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Coughs linger: I assume that your daughter has been seen by your doctor and that pertussis ( whooping cough) has been ruled out. Viral illnesses do not benefit from ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See your doctor: If she's had symptoms for that long, its time to see her doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Sick for 1 month: It is time to have your son seen by your doctor as a 5 week febrile illness with cough may need medical treatment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Fever: After two weeks its time to go to the pediatrician to find out whats causing the fever. He may have developed a secondary infection to the rsv.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sounds like you are: And most parents would be too. Make sure he is getting water - even better if it has some electrolytes, etc. Also, do have him seen as soon as possibl ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Abel
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Different : Does not sound like this is related to her flu shot. (by the way, good decision to have her get her flu shot). This sounds like a seperate illness th ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
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? Fungal: Monilial diaper rash is very common in infants for different reasons: area wet, antibiotic administration, post loose stools,..keep the area dry and w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Define fever: The normal variation in temperature follows a predictable pattern.Usually it is at its lowest around 4-6am and its highest at 4-6pm. (about a degree b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Suggest other Rx: Mineral oil is a poor choice for a laxative for most people. It's likely simply to be passed as oil, around hard stool that remind behind. It's danger ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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DETAILS????: Why is the child using a laxative? If there is not a very, very good reason, this needs serious attention from a DR, preferably a gastroenterologist. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jianjun Wu
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Fever for 4 days: he should be seen again by his pediatrician asap for prolonged fever .
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
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Return visit: This may be a part of the original illness or he has something new. If this doesn't resolve itself rapidly suggest taking him back.

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