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6 month old presents w/ intermittent vomiting (not projectile) and diarrhea for 5 days. no irritability, sleeplessness, fever, dehydration, decreased appetite or any other signs of illness. what could cause these symptoms? has gerd, possibly teething

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Likely infection: GERD & Teething should not cause diarrhea for 5 days. The most important thing is to prevent dehydration from the diarrhea. Increase the fluids and if the child is not peeing every few hours like normal or is listless or lethargic or otherwise seems unwell speak to your doctor.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: The GI symptoms may be related to a viral illness and worsening signs of GERD. Teething does not cause these symptoms. Continue feeds with breast milk and please contact your PCP.
Dr. Navita Modi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Infection : Always make sure there is no gastroenteritis or possible teething but talking to Pediatrician is not a bad idea

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