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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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Do cherries give you diarrhea?

Cherrys: If you pig out on cherries you can develop diarrhea from the sugars present in the cherries. ...Read more

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Does gastritis give you diarrhea?

Does gastritis give you diarrhea?

No: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. This may be caused by medications such as aspirin, or by an infection associated with ulcers, h. Pylori. I am not aware of any associations between gastritis and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol give me diarrhea?

Why does alcohol give me diarrhea?

Alcohol: Drinking alcohol can cause gastritis which causes spasms of your intestines resulting in diarrhea. Also your pancreas may become irritated which can also affect your intetines. ...Read more

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Why does popcorn give you diarrhea?

Why does popcorn give you diarrhea?

Oils: It is probably no the popcorn that is giving you diarrhea, but the oil and fats added to the popcorn that irritates you intestines. ...Read more

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What can I give my 2 yo for diarrhea?

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 more

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Will fresh cherries give me diarrhea?

Will fresh cherries give me diarrhea?

Not usually: But that depends upon how many you eat. ...Read more

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Sun stroke gives you diarrhea, does it?

Sun stroke gives you diarrhea, does it?

No: Generally sun stroke is accompanied by significant dehydration and should not give you diarrhea. ...Read more

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Would to much splenda give you diarrhea.

Would to much splenda give you diarrhea.

Yes: splenda is a sugar alcholol ( sorbitol) and too much sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why do sunflower seeds give me diarrhea?

Why do sunflower seeds give me diarrhea?

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

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Can drinking alchohol give you diarrhea?

It can, yes: Alcohol is a bowel irritant and can cause increased bowel motion and diarrhea. So you need to cut it down or stop using alcohol. ...Read more

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What to give my two year old for diarrhea?

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

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What about chinese food gives you diarrhea?

What about chinese food gives you diarrhea?

Usually doesn't: Agree with earlier comments about spread of germs in buffets and checking for cleanliness. Having lived in Taiwan - I can say that average Chinese food doesn't usually lead to loose stools. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old for diarrhea?

What can I give my 1 year old for diarrhea?

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 more

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Why does a pint of cider give you diarrhea?

Too much to digest!: A pint of cider can give you diarrhea because it has too much carbohydrates to digest. ...Read more

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What can I give a 4month old who has diarrhea?

What can I give a 4month old who has diarrhea?

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

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Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

Are acidophilus chews supposed to give you diarrhea?

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

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Why does milk give me diarrhea when it never used too?

Why does milk give me diarrhea when it never used too?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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