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Our 2 1/2 baby last night was throwing up and this morning has diarrhea. what can we give him to stop it. he ate indian food the second night in a row. first night had no issues with it. can we give him ammodium?

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
There : There are no safe medications for young children with vomiting and diarrhea. Medicines such as immodium have been shown to make diarrhea last longer that it would with no medicine. The most important thing you can do is make sure he stays hydrated with the illness runs its course. Things you can do for him are: -do not give juice (which can worsen diarrhea) but give oral rehydration solutions such as pedialyte. -continue a regular diet -watch for diaper rash -change diapers frequently and use a barrier diaper cream call your child's doctor if: -the diarrhea lasts longer than 7 days -for blood or mucus in the stool -fever -signs of dehydration such as no urine in 8 hours, dry, cracked lips, doughy skin, no tears, sunken eyes, irritability or lethargy.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Immodium: Immodium is not recommended for children. Standard managment recommendations for children with diarrhea are: 1. Rehydrate-.Pedialyte or similar, give small amounts regularly or a few oz after each diarrhea 2. BRAT diet-bananas, applesauce, rice, applesauce, toast, etc help bind the stools 3. Avoid dairy, sugary drinks, acidic foods 4. High quality probiotics-help re-balance the intestines
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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