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Can Teething Cause Diarrhea In Puppies
My 15mths old toddler is having loose stools (not exactly diarrhoea) for almost 3 weeks now. He is not teething and not being sick. Diet hasn't changed?
Read on: If it is just soft stools no blood or mucous amd he is well, spmetes the teeth might be tracking down his gums not breaking thru, hei mightbe drooling alot or hand iin mouth alot, slow down on juices or sweet drinks only 4 to 6 oz a day keep a food diary and if it continues see your dr. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
My 5 month old daughter has had some loose stools. No fever, eating normally, and active. She has a red bottom, relieved with diaper cream. Could it be teething?
I can be hard to determine the exact cause of an infants symptoms... It might be related to teething or it might be a cold. Please monitor your child closely and give palliative care:
1. Cold compresses
2. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) per the label's directions.
3. Maintain hydration, plain water is ok.
4. Call your pediatrician if the fever increases or persists for more than 3 days. ...Read more
Our 10 week old puppy had diarrhea last night and now both our children, 21 month old abd 3 1/2 year old have it, what should I do?
See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
What to do if I have a 2nd top row of very short teeth-canine to canine. So does my son. What causes this?
Could be: Could be over-retained baby teeth or supernumerary (extra) teeth. Need to see dentist for examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Please call dentist because this can't be diagnosed with just your brief description. ...Read more
What causes a painless bump on the upper outside gum near the left canine and the lower gum near the molar teeth?
Buccal Exostosis: Sounds like an exostosis is benign growths of bone. No treatment is required for bony exostosis unless it becomes so large that it interferes with function. If concerned see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more
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
If diarrhea can help you dump the invader quicker, then what if you take a med that causes constipation as a s/e, making you incapable of diarrhea?
Even if a certain part of the intestine's response to infection is to make diarrhea more likely, it's not that simple. Bacterial toxins and infection also contribute.
Nowadays the use of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or stool anti softener is considered okay. If you have constipation, it means your diarrhea is over. ...Read more
But tastes so good!:
When we think diarrhea, its rather specific in terms of multiple large volume bowel movements.
If you are having a "diarrheal" illness after eating hot sauce, make sure its not expired and change the bottle. If all hot sauces are causing it, then we've gotta think something in it is upsetting your GI tract. ...Read more
Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals/infections, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on the above. ...Read more
Yes: If all babies were just alike there would be only one infant formula. Yet everyone knows that babies are born with differences; this can extend into tolerance or intolerance of infant formula. Perhaps the most common are cow milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance. While not exactly the same, symptoms of increased gasiness, colicky pain, and diarrhea are common hallmarks of these disorders. ...Read more
Diet maybe: Diarrhea can be due to infections, inflammation, tumors, narrowing, increased motility from meds, stress, or die. Keep a food journal, add more fiber to bulk up your stool & see your doc for futher eval. The most common dietary sources are dairy, gluten, sugar and soy. Eliminate the one you think is the problem or all, wait 3 weeks to clear, & slowly add back one at a time & see if you get symptoms. ...Read more
Black, tarry,: Malodorous stool could be due to GI bleeding and needs prompt medical evaluation. Black stools can also be caused by taking meds like pepto bismal, iron pills or due to coloration of certain foods. ...Read more
Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms of diarrhea. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...Read more
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