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Child Smearing Feces
Newborn stool green creamy watery.Fart very smelly.Hard for him to push stool & fart cuz face turn red & interrupt his sleep.Eat powder formula+breast?
Not likely.: If it is touched while changing, it is likely his e. Coli, so he won't likely get infected, but you should wash your hands so you don't get sick, and keep him/her/baby clean there, so bacteria doesn't build up, or infection can result from too much/ too many kinds of bacteria. So wash the baby thoroughly when changing, and wash your hands before and after changing to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can human feces contain tetanus spores? If so, if someone's gums bleed while they brush teeth, will feces particles on toothbrush give them tetanus?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?
7mo with diarrhea & very loose stools. They look light yellow with strings of mucus. Drooling a lot. Refusing her bottles, refusing solids & Pedialyte
Infectious diarrhea: Most likely viral and needs clear fluids, preferably pedialyte (try different flavor), as much as possible to avoid dehydration. Avoid milk and dairy products and use probiotic to restore digestive health. Go to doctor or ED right away if vomiting or fever is noted or no urine for more than 6 hrs. ...Read more
Pinworms: No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human . This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching". ...Read more
No: It is not normal for a 2 month-old baby to have firm, constipating stool before, during, or after a vaccination (the vaccination doesn't have anything to do with it). Constipation happens in babies sometimes, more often in formula-fed babies than in breast-fed ones. Because 0-3 months is very young, the doctor can check to be sure the baby is ok. Occasional glycerin suppository use can help. ...Read more
If related to : starting toilet training,put him back in diapers till his doctor gets him "cleaned out" & on Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with soft stools at least every other day for ~ 2 months. If toilet trained, use a stool like the " Little Looster" to prop his feet so his knees are flexed > 90 degrees. Put him on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after supper. Let him blow bubbles, color, etc. Do attend to it ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?
Let me explain: Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. ...Read more
5w newborn has 1-2 bowel movements/day supplemented with breastmmilk, sometimes seedy yellow sometimes yellow green and clay. Baby strains and cries.
Weird fecal formation. Highly undigested stool(violently green shaded or yellow) objects surrounded by digested liquid. Something i'm eating?
Check with your doc: This may be a sign of digestive disease such as celiac sprue or other things. Better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
Wat causes my child to eat feces?It has become a daily thing.Also eats:rocks, hair, flour, dirt, vaseline, books, basically anything she can but mainly poo
Age? See doc: Pica- abnormal appetite for non foods, including dirt, corn starch, ice chips, etc. Can be a sign of iron deficirncy ; lots of causes: bad diet, parasites like hookworm, intestinal disorders like celiac sprue and inflammatory bowel disease; menstrual losses; other; toxicity from lead. Rare metabolic diseases can do it. Psychological diseases can as well. Much depends on age, living conditions.Cmd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5.5 week old baby has a very watery stool twice a day that spills from diaper and soils clothing can I give him something to thicken his bowel movements ?
What are you feeding: Your baby ? Breast fed babies have thin gravy like stools a lot of times . Formula fed babies with cow based protein may have lactose intolerance causing watery stools. In that case , formula may be changed to soy base or lactose free formula . Best to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more
What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer