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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. I'm 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
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
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 more
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
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 symptoms can begin as early as age 10, as late as 90 (or never), and anywhere between. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Keeping your toddler well hydrated is of prime importance. If there are fewer than 4 loose stools a day and provided there is no vomiting, continuing a regular diet is advisable. Once the loose stools become more frequent than 4 a day, it is advisable to stop milk and most foods except rice and bananas and start offering an electrolyte solution like pedialyte or rice water at room temperature. ...Read more
Yes: It would be ok, but only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Diarrhea: The duration of the diarrhea depends on the cause. Things you can do to try and shorten the course and to ensure recovery: Encourage fluids - water, electrolyte replacement fluid. NO juices/sweetened drinks, hold off on milk for a few days. BRAT diet - basically plain, bland easy to digest food. Applesauce, dry toast, saltine crackers, plain white rice, bananas etc. ...Read more
Diarrhea: In children is common and usually self resolving with a few extra dietary supports. STOPPING the diarrhea (the body's way of eliminating the offending infection) with medications can be dangerous in children. Supplement with an electrolyte solution (few ounces) after every loose stool, avoid of sugary foods/drinks like juices, and increase binding foods (bananas, rice, toast). ...Read more
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), ; duration. Maybe its not the caffeine. ...Read more
How do I give myself diarrhea while staying hydrated? How do I give myself diarrhea while staying hydrated?
Every time I eat and drink anything it gives me diarrhea after ten mins. Me and my have had it for three days. What do I do?
Diarrhea: You may have a gastroenteritis from a bacterial or viral infection. The main thing is hydration hydration. Drink pedialite or Gatorade to provide hydration plus electrolyte support. If this does not resolve quickly and your having elevated temperatures go the the hospital for further evaluation. ...Read more
My 4 1/2 mnth old has diarrhea and I was advised to give pedialyte. The bottle says 1 yr and up. Is it ok to give her? How much?
Depends: Sometimes we give pedialyte to babies in addition to breast milk and formula so they don't get dehydrated. A couple of ounces every 3 hours is a good start for pedialyte. If your four-month old is having severe diarrhea, not eating, fever, rash, or bloody diarrhea, then I would have them evaluated by their pediatrician immediately to see if they need further care. ...Read more
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