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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 hasnt changed?

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 hasnt 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

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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 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?

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?

Maybe: 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

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How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

Common cold: Diarrhea seldom occurs with a common cold which is an upper respiratory infection. Not sure what you have, but if it keeps up see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea tipically last?

How long does diarrhea tipically last?

Acute/chronic: 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

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How long does travellers diarrhea last?

How long does travellers diarrhea last?

Varies: If it persists more than 2 days see a doctor foran exam and tests right away! ...Read more

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How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

Diarrhea: Most viral diarrheas last 5-7 days. After a week consult your doctor about getting a stool culture to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

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

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How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

How long does travelers diarrhea last and how do I treat it?

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

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How long side effects will last? My wife took 2 and she has diarrhea

What?: It is patently unclear what your wife took. Repeat the question with specifics. ...Read more

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Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it last?

Fluids!: Sounds like gastroenteritis or the stomach flu. Most viral gastroenteritis last from 5-7 days. To stay hydrated, continue to take fluids, even small amounts taken frequently can help. Stick with water mainly, a little gatorade for variety. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea typically last?

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

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How long does diarrhea last with a cold?

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

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How long does diarrhea last for till it clears up?

How long does diarrhea last for  till it clears up?

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

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I have mono.How long does diarrhea last with mono?

Infectious Mono: This disease, caused by the epstein barr virus, does not usually produce diarrhea as one of the classic symptoms. See a doctor and find out what is really going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does the diarrhea caused by Dulcolax last?

How long does the diarrhea caused by Dulcolax last?

A day or two: Should not last more than a few days. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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How long does diarrhea last after general anesthesia?

Uncommon: Post-anesthesia diarrhea is not common. Talk to your doctor if you are having it. ...Read more

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How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last?

How long do penicillin side effects like diarrhea last?

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

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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