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Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Helps: Most diarrhea is caused by a viral infection that temporarily takes away the ability to digest dairy. Probiotics help restore the ability to digest dairy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment ?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry , may be bacterial infection leading to loose motion and blood in stool .Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible . he may need blood test,stool test ,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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What’s the best way to get rid of diarrhea in children?

What’s the best way to get rid of diarrhea in children?

Use ORS if needed: Do not use any anti-diarrheal medication.Young children and infants should not be given a clear liquid diet. They should continue a normal diet but avoid high fat items. Nursing mothers should continue nursing. Do NOT give young children: plain water, tea, soda, Gatorade or Juices. They need an Oral Rehydration Solution(ORS). THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGES CONTAIN DETAILED PATIENT INFORMATION: http:// bit.ly/1yjrrsa AND http:// bit.ly/1BTTJbh ...Read more

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Diarrhea in children with no other sypmtons what could this be?

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Anything: It could be a gastroenteritis, colitis, food allergy, enteropathy, rotavirus infection; it could be anything with just that one symptom. See a doctor if it is concerning or if you can't keep up with fluid losses, but usually these just clear by themselves. ...Read more

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Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Yes: B, when used for imaging purposes , can cause diarrhea. This usually passes in a day or 2. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Fluids!: Sounds like gastroenteritis or the stomach flu. Most viral gastroenteritis last from 5-7 days. To stay hydrated, continue to take fluids, even small amounts taken frequently can help. Stick with water mainly, a little gatorade for variety. ...Read more

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Me, my husband & our 2 children have had uncontrollable diarrhea for 5 days now & we were vomiting for 2 days. What could this be? Should we see a doc

Me, my husband & our 2 children have had uncontrollable diarrhea for 5 days now & we were vomiting for 2 days. What could this be? Should we see a doc

Gastroenteritis: Viral gastroenteritis is one of the worst infections to have. It is also one of the most contagious (high attack rate). A diet of crackers and sips of gatorade may help. Canned soups are also good. You may benefit from IV fluids if you are unable to keep anything down. Finally, make sure to wash your hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more