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How To Treat Diarrhea In 17 Month Old
Try....: Try a spoon of something like pedialyte every 10 minutes for 2 hrs. Then increase to a tablespoon every 2 hrs and move up from there. No milk or sollids for this period. If your child has not urinated recently or is acting very sluggish or lethargic, call your pediatrician asap. ...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 17 months old last week was running a fever and had diarrhea and this week she has a bad cough and runny and a fever. She is also very fussy?
My 17month old has has diarrhea for about 5days already she looks pale and her eyes deemed. She still very playful but also very fussy and not eating?
My 6 month old was hosiptaised bronchitis and croup and mycoplasma pneumonia. I took her home yesterday with medication to treat what she has she not recovered. But she got bad diarrhea and not eating
Get her evaluated: Needs to go back to ER or her Pediatrician. Needs evaluation and treatment of her diarrhea! ...Read more
How do I treat diarrhea in a six month old baby. Vommiting a day and half and now her tummy is running since last night? Please help
See below: As long as your child is not showing any signs of dehydration, there is no need to go to the doctor. If the inside of her mouth looks dry, her hands and feet are cold, or she is not making tears when she cries, she needs to be seen. Replce the fluids she is losing with pedialyte, if she will take it. Feed her a regular diet with extra noodles and yogurt. ...Read more
My 14 month old has diarrhea with hundreds of tiny little black dots in it, it almost looks like sand. What could this be?
Iron flecks: Could be iron flecks from cereal products that contain iron. ...Read more
My 13 month old has had diarrhea for over 2 weeks now and for the past 4 days, he hasn't been digesting his food at all. What can be the cause?
Probably a virus:
The cause of indigestion after a bout of diarrhea in small children, which is generally caused by viruses, is secondary lactose intolerance and damage to intestinal lining, called mucosa which helps in absorption of food, Get him checked at his pediatrician to see if he has lost weight and other testing that may be indicated.
In the meantime try yogurt and other probiotic to imp. Digestive flora. ...Read more
M.D. visit: It may be a prolonged viral infection which affects both the GI tract and lungs. I would suggest keeping your baby well hydrated and a visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Hi my 10 month old baby has diarrhea for the last 3 days eatin and drinkin is fine what should I do?
Liquids: Switch to clear liquids such as pedis lute for a day, no food or milk. ...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.
My 9 month old has had 3-4 wet diapers today. Is it diarrhea? Normally it is once every day or every 2 days. How to deal with it. If it is narurally.
My 15 month old sun is having diarrhea that is light brown for a couple days. He had a rock in one of his bm's which was about 1/2 inch round with no sharp edges. Since then he's had 6-8 light brown diarrhea diapers a day, but he's happy and is eating rea
Odds are that the diarrhea is not from the rock he ate, but from some other source such as a gastrointestinal virus. If he's happy and eating/drinking well, I wouldn't worry too much. Things you can do for him are:
-stop giving juice (which can worsen diarrhea) and give oral rehydration solutions such as pedialyte.
-continue a regular diet
-watch for diaper rash
-change diapers frequently and use a barrier diaper cream
call your child's doctor if:
-the diarrhea lasts longer than 7 days
-for blood or mucus in the stool
-signs of dehydration such as no urine in 8 hours, dry, cracked lips, doughy skin, no tears, sunken eyes, irritability or lethargy
legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more
See your doctor: If she's had symptoms for that long, its time to see her doctor. ...Read more
Pedialyte: There is not an appropriate medication to treat the symptoms of diarrhea in a 10 month old baby. However, the danger of diarrhea is dehydration. If your baby has diminished urine prodution or dry mouth or other signs of dehydration you will need to give fluids speciallay balanced to promote re-hydration such as pedialyte. If you are concerned about dehydration call your doctor. ...Read more
Short term use only: Undiluted Pedialyte is used for infants and children when they are vomiting breast milk or formula, usually in the context of a gastroenteritis, for a few feedings to maintain hydration. As soon as that is tolerated, it is advised to return to formula or breast milk. Pedialyte is not intended to be used in place of formula for growth, as it does not contain protein or fats essential for growth. ...Read more
Months?: Postinfectious diarrhea or from antibiotics can take up to several months to go away ...Read more
3rd day my 2 month old has diarrhea giving him 5oz of pedialyte instead of milk every feeding. What else should I do?
5 month old was diagnosed with fifths disease. She now has mild diarrhea, can I give her pedialyte? If so, how much and often?
8 month old formula fed baby is having yellow foul smelling seedy diarrhea for the past two days, no other symptoms. What should I do?
Often babies will catch a virus that manifests itself as only a changed stool. This sounds like typical virally-induced stool change. I would continue the formula for now, but change the baby's solid foods to only binding foods like rice cereal, bananas and applesauce.
If the baby still continues with these symptoms for more than 4 days, gets fever or vomiting, you should see a doctor in person ...Read more
Switched my 4 month old to regular formula from soy on jan 11 and he still has diarrhea, his normal poops have yet to return. Is he ok?
If I'm feeding my 4 month old every 1.5 hours does he need to go to rice? He still has diarrhea from switching from soy 2 regular formula weeks ago
Rice cereal: The current thinking is that it may be better to wait until closer to 6 months before starting solids/rice cereal. Normal baby stools should be the consistency of peanut butter, or even thinner. When you do start rice cereal, opt for brown rice cereal, which is made from the whole rice grain. ...Read more
My 9 month old, formula fed son has had diarrhea for 4days. Unsure if gastro or reaction to food given at childcare. Would lactose-free formula help?
My 17 month old hasn't had an appetite all day and before I put him down for a nap he filled his diper with foamy, light colored diarrhea. What could?
Did she get vaccine?:
Most children get their routine vaccines at 2-month visit and one of the vaccines is rotavirus--oral vaccine which can cause significant diarrhea, can occur up to 11 days after getting it.
Otherwise, diarrhea in young children=common and if no fever; eating well, sleeping, just change diaper frequently and keep dry...It will get better. If fever/not sleeping/feeding etc., see doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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