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I was going bathroom, #2. 14 mo was in w/ me. before i had a chance to flush, she stuck hand in & put it in mouth. i have loose stool. worry e. coli?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do not worry: She already has e coli in her intestine, despite the yuck factor, it is not likely to affect her health.
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Dr. Hermilando Payen
undefined 57 years experience
Hopefully this challenge will make the baby grow healthier with stronger immune system. Just practice quick hygiene after some accident like this.
Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: She'll probably be fine. If she gets sick take her to her pediatrician. What are you doing having a 14 month old in the toilet with you when you are defecating?
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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