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Gatorade Gives Me Diarrhea
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
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 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids fluids fluids: Anti-diarrheal medications are not recommended in children. The most important thing is ensuring that your child does not get dehydrated. Therefore, you want to make sure he or she is drinking plenty of fluids. Pedialyte is the best fluid option as it has the ideal balance of electrolytes without the sugar. Concerning symptoms would include a fever or blood in the stool. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days, and diarrhea as greater than 3-4 stools daily. However, food intolerances are common but individualized. Why eat foods that you know will make you sick? Has a seed allergy been evaluated? (Ref. www.livestrong.com/article/449524-diarrhea-from-eating-foods-with-seeds/) ...Read more
Diarrhea: Better to let the diarrhea run its course. Stop all milk and milk products. If no vomiting, give bananas, rice, fresh apples, toast (dry cheerios, dry pasta), clear liquids ( no apple juice, and vanilla or lemon yogurt. The yogurt repopulates the bowel with good bacteria. The diarrhea should stop within 3-5 days. ...Read more
Clear fluids & BRAT: Start with clear fluids such as pedialyte and allow him to have plain foods - bananas, rice or rice cereal, applesauce, toast, as well as crackers, plain noodles or potatoes, plain baked chicken. Avoid milk and milk products for a couple of days. Avoid heavy spicy foods also. The diarrhea will usually taper off in a few days, but may continue for a week or so, just less often, less watery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A doctor visit ASAP: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation now is recommended appropriate to the duration of symptoms, fever if any, any other associations if present (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), exposures, as well as baby's medical co-morbidities. Is a high risk of dehydration in infants. ...Read more
Not typically: Acidophilus chews are known to cause harmless effects like hiccups, excess gas and belching. Diarrhea, while uncommon, should be minimal. If you experience any of the following side effects : Rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, difficulty breathing, weakness, nausea or vomiting notify your doctor or go to the ER right away. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Milk contains lactose, or milk sugar. The intestinal enzyme lactase is needed to digest it. Humans evolved to comsume milk only in infancy, and the amount of lactase in the intestines declines as we age. When there isn't enough, milk products are poorly digested, resulting in diarrhea. Lactose intolerance can begin can be as early as age 10, as late as 90 (or never), and everywhere between. ...Read more