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What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

Depends on cause.: There are many things that can give a child cramps, ranging from constipation, lactose intolerance, and gas to recurrent abdominal pain of childhood. Please have your child seen by his/her doctor to determine the cause; once you have a diagnosis, then appropriate treatment can be determined. ...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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With kids at dr was fine all day till I got home then anxiety hit made me just sick about all night diarrhea and etc. why does this happen and why does it feel like the next day is worse?

With kids at dr was fine all day till I got home then anxiety hit made me just sick about all night diarrhea and etc. why does this happen and why does it feel like the next day is worse?

Anxiety kids: there may have been unanswered questions, lack of sleep, stress over care of sick children or even healthy children. I would suggest a good health exam if it's been awhile. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for diarrhea I have gone to toilet 20 times and I am feeling very weak. Pls help!?

Any home remedy for diarrhea I have gone to toilet 20 times and I am feeling very weak. Pls help!?

Diarrhea: See a doctor to get proper treatment. Infectious diarrhea is treated one way. Reactive diarrhea is treated in opposite fashion. If you treat it wrong you will make it worse. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Viral gastroenteriti: Most likely explanation given your age, constellation of symptoms and course of improvement is acute viral gastroenteritis. Food poisoning is another possibility. Newly acquired h pylori infection of stomach could present this way. Expect recovery but if symptoms persist or worsen see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

FLUIDS: The most important thing is hydration. Infants can become dehydrated quickly. Pedialyte is a great fluid to start with. Wait 30-45 minutes after a vomiting episode before introducing small amount (1-2 teaspoons) and wait 10-15 minutes and offer a small amount more. When no longer vomiting increase fluids and introduce solids(bland) small amounts. If still vomiting see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea?  What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved.They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash.It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks.They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

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Should I be worried or concerned about my kids having slimy diarrhea?

Should I be worried or concerned about  my kids having  slimy diarrhea?

Not really: If it doesn't go away in a few days or is associated with more than 3 days of fever then a call to the pediatrician is called for. ...Read more

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My kids have diarrhea for now 4 to 5 day is this normal?

My kids have diarrhea for now 4 to 5 day is this normal?

Not normal, but...: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps they have a change in stool texture, urgency, or volume? Report accompanying symptoms (blood, tenderness, fever) to doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more