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My 21 month old son has 3 loose stools a day his dr said to give him Gatorade but is there anything else I can do for him? Food to avoid etc?

My 21 month old son has 3 loose stools a day his dr said to give him Gatorade but is there anything else I can do for him? Food to avoid etc?

Diarrhea?: Would need more history, but you should discuss again with the doctor seeing him and ask if they feel that exam of a stool specimen might be of value. If no further helpful comments might consider getting a second opinion. Hope the little guy is better soon. Best wishes. ...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 daughter has had diarrhea for 3 days. Been giving her gatoraid and ginger ale from her vomiting, she is able to eat bananas, and toast. Help?

My daughter has had diarrhea for 3 days. Been giving her gatoraid and ginger ale from her vomiting, she is able to eat bananas, and toast. Help?

Probable viral: Most probably viral gastroenteritis. Need to be careful depending on the age of the kid. Infants and small children can easily become dehydrated and hard to assess how sick they are. Best to check with a pediatrician if not better in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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8 yr old daughter came home with diarreah, 2x in the last 2 hrs. Im giving her gatorade to drink with apples and bananna's. When to take her to a doc?

8 yr old daughter came home with diarreah, 2x in the last 2 hrs. Im giving her gatorade to drink with apples and bananna's. When to take her to a doc?

Diarrhea care: You take her to doc if she has uncontrolled vomiting, blood in the diarrhea, no urine output in 12 hours or severe stomach pain that you can't control at home. Also if other symptoms - for instance, hurts when she pees, may indicate uti. Also recommend starting probiotic (tablet or via yogurt), and get some protein back in diet - scrambled eggs and peanut butter on crackers great if not vomiting. ...Read more

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Is green diarrhea bad?

Is green diarrhea bad?

Not usually: The only color of diarrhea that is usually concerning is black or maroon/red (blood). Prompt medical attention would then be needed. Green diarrhea is quite common . If the diarrhea continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I cure diarrhea?

Depends on cause: Irritable bowel syndrome, condition involving recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation, often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection (diet and meds).Inflammatory bowel disease, crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, steroids and specific medications) viral gastroenteritis, fluids support and sometimes meds.Bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be dangerous?

Can  diarrhea be dangerous?

Diarrhea: If chronic and causes loss of nutrients and other essential elements, or if resulting from untreated infection or tumors. ...Read more

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What can I do for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Most cases of acute diarrhea are self-lmited - they resolve without treatment. Helpful things include a plain, simple 'BRAT' diet - bananas, rice, apples, tea, toast -, increased intake of clear fluids, avoidance of milk and other dairy, temporarily. Sometimes OTC antidiarrheals may be used, but sometimes these are contraindicated. If persists, call your provider! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more