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How Long Does Diarrhea Associated With Teething Last
My 15mths old toddler is having loose stools (not exactly diarrhoea) for almost 3 weeks now. He is not teething and not being sick. Diet hasn't changed?
Read on: If it is just soft stools no blood or mucous amd he is well, spmetes the teeth might be tracking down his gums not breaking thru, hei mightbe drooling alot or hand iin mouth alot, slow down on juices or sweet drinks only 4 to 6 oz a day keep a food diary and if it continues see your dr. ...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 5 month old daughter has had some loose stools. No fever, eating normally, and active. She has a red bottom, relieved with diaper cream. Could it be teething?
I can be hard to determine the exact cause of an infants symptoms... It might be related to teething or it might be a cold. Please monitor your child closely and give palliative care:
1. Cold compresses
2. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) per the label's directions.
3. Maintain hydration, plain water is ok.
4. Call your pediatrician if the fever increases or persists for more than 3 days. ...Read more
Depending on its cause, acute diarrhea can last from hours to days. If it goes over three weeks it becomes chronic and needs to be investigated.
Best way to deal with it is to limit your intake to clear liquids until symptoms subside. ...Read more
Depends on what: Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait. It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance. In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more
Not long: Rarely more than a few hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
See answer: It usually lasts 1-5 days, but in 10-15% of patients it can last a week or more. In 2% of patients it can last a month. Antibiotics are indicated for more severe cases : more than 4 loose stools /day, if febrile or if blood or mucus is in stool. Milder cases may not need antibiotics. Imodium (loperamide) should be used to stop the diarrhea unless the patient is febrile or blood/mucus in stool. ...Read more
What?: It is patently unclear what your wife took. Repeat the question with specifics. ...Read more
Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?
I took a magnesium tablet with dinner and 2 hours later I have had diarrhea is that related? And how long will it last
Magnesium: Can cause the runs. Why did you take the magnesium? Do you have lab studies that suggest it is low or do you have symptoms such as muscle cramps or headache? If you need magnesium, a brand that is less likely to cause the runs is called "Jigsaw Magnesium" which is a combo of several forms of magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Diarrhea from viral infections should only last for a few days. Diarrhea from food sensitivities last for a much shorter period of time (a day or two). Prolonged diarrhea is concerning for bacterial or parasitic infection, or disease of the bowel from other causes. ...Read more
It doesn't: A cold is a viral upper respiratory infection characterized by sore throat, runny and congested nose. A cold does not cause diarrhea. Enteroviruses, norovirus, rotavirus an others can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea that resolves after several days. There are also many other conditions that cause diarrhea. If yours persists see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Diarrhea can have many causes - for example, it can be infectious or inflammatory. For run of the mill viral gastroenteritis, usually symptoms last 5-7 days. If diarrhea is lasting longer than that, especially if associated with blood, fevers, or abdominal cramping, then I like to suggest to my patients to have a more thorough workup done, including possibly stool studies. Hope this helps! ...Read more
A day or two: Should not last more than a few days. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more
Uncommon: Post-anesthesia diarrhea is not common. Talk to your doctor if you are having it. ...Read more
Varies: Diarrhea can be caused by a GI side effect of the drug itself, in which case it will go away when you quit taking it. On the other hand, diarrhea can occur from disruption of the normal intestinal bacteria flora and that may persist until a balance is restored. If you have persistent diarrhea you should see a doctor to make sure you don't have something more serious (c. Difficile). ...Read more
For a few days: Until the withdrawal is over.Get a more detailed answer ›
Half life 16hr: This bowel stimulant medication is metabolized in the body and roughly 1/2 is gone @ 16hrs with 1/2 the remaining med gone after another 16hr. The diarrhea effect is a listed side effect & varies per individual. As the medication level drops the stimulant effect will diminish. Some bulking food items like bananas, apples or pasta may help slow the diarrhea naturally. ...Read more
Side effect: I'm not sure that diarrhea is necessarily a side effect of the Imodium (loperamide). What happens more frequently is that patients on Imodium (loperamide) get "overflow diarrhea" around a stool impaction resulting from taking the medication. If the diarrhea is frequent small squirts of liquid stool, that's more consistent with overflow. ...Read more
My 5 month old has had diarrhea off/on for a few weeks. How long should this last? She is already on nutramigen.
I was having gastritis the other day which turned into a chronic diarrhea...Is it a serious issue? How long does the diarrhea last?
R/o infectious diarr: If you have chronic diarrhea (more than 3 weeks)you will need further investigation. Recommend stool cultures for parasites, bacterial cultures and c.Diffcile toxin testing. ...Read more
I took ducolax liquid last night & now I have diarrhea. How long will the diarrhea last? I don't want to get caught short at the shops.
Two or three days: Count on two or three days.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long it take 4 Dupbalac to take effect & how long will diarrhea last after taking Dupbalac (I took 30ml at night & I wasn't having constipation)?
Duphalac?: If u did not have constipation then why did u take Duphalac, a stool softener? If u now have Diarrhoea after taking 30 ml of it, Diarrhoea will stop in 1-2 days if u stop taking further doses of Duphalac. If u take Duphalac it takes 1-3 days to start working. If u still have more questions or u are not sure of taking the right medicine for the right problem consult ur doctor. ...Read more
How long will diarrhea last after taking dupblaca or it don't cz diarrhea (I took 30ml at night & I wasn't having constipation)? plz help me Thnx a lot
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Depends: As long as the infection stays present. Some cases it will improve spontaneously in others it may require antibiotics and further care. ...Read more
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