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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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea and vomitting caught by both children and adults. What can we do and how long will it 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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