A member asked:

18mo son has diarrhea today, he vomited about 1 hour ago, and now a diarrhea diaper with a (single) long black fibrous bit in it. ?

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Dr. Hogan Shy answered

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Diarrhea: There is a possibility of a viral infection - stomach flu. This is also know as gastroenteritis. This is usually self limited and will resolve in 2-3 days with fluids such as pedialyte. The dark fibrous bit could be something that he ate. I would monitor his bowel movements and see if the dark fibrous bit recurs. If so, I would consider evaluation by the pediatrician.

Answered 2/4/2019



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