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Gastroenteritis Without Diarrhea
I came down with gastroenteritis 72 hours ago. Still having diarrhea. Is this normal? When does it typically subside?
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
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?
I was diagnosed with viral gastroenteritis 3 days ago and am still having watery diarrhea. Should I be worried?
Vomited/fever 5 nights ago, seemed to get better (tho appetite never returned) and only now am having diarrhea. Is this common for gastroenteritis?
It depends on cause: Most viral gastroenteritis last an average of 3 days, some may last up to a week. The most important thing to consider is how well hydrated the child is, and if the child is able to keep fluids down. Be familiar with signs of dehydreation and consult your docor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter woke up Thursday morning with vomiting and diarrhea. She went to Dr. And its gastroenteritis.Vomiting is gone,diarrhea not.now what?
"BRAT diet": Continue to encourage hydration with simple fluids: water, electrolyte replacement fluids etc. Steer clear of dairy products and sweetened drinks (juices, "koolaide" etc). Encourage bland, easy to digest foods like: saltine crackers, dry toast, oatmeal, rice cereal, bananas, apple sauce. Her GI tract needs a little time to recover from the gastroenteritis. ...Read more
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