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17 months old who is vomiting and diarrhea which is green. He will not drink any liquids at all.?

17 months old who is vomiting and diarrhea which is green.  He will not drink any liquids at all.?

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

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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Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

NO: If your baby is having more than 5 stools a day, not making wet diapers or difficulty with feeding or vomiting, please take him/her to the doctor. Young infants are especially vulnerable for dehydration. Please do not use any home remedies or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has had diarrhea for 24 hours do I take her to the dr?

My 18 month old has had diarrhea for 24 hours do I take her to the dr?

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

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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?

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

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Diarrhea in 9 month old contagious?

Diarrhea in 9 month old contagious?

Varies: Most diarrheal viruses in infants are considered contagious through oral secretions during the fever, while viral shedding in the stool may continue for weeks. Most day care centers allow them to return if they are fever free for the preceding 24 hrs. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has had a cough and diarrhea for a couple weeks what could it be?

My 2 month old has had a cough and diarrhea for a couple weeks what could it be?

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

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My 5 month old has had diarrhea off/on for a few weeks. How long should this last? She is already on nutramigen.

My 5 month old has had diarrhea off/on for a few weeks.  How long should this last? She is already on nutramigen.

Nutramigen stools: Nutramigen, being a very "pre digested" formula if you will, causes stools to be loose. The real issue is why the baby is on nutramigen. Consider probiotics to keep a healthy gut flora on your baby. And chat with your pedi doc for causes of her digestive problems. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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 -fever -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

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A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

A 3 month old baby with green diarrhea, with mucus?

See doctor: A 3 month old should be see for that. It could be an infection or a problem with diet. See the doctor due to the baby's age. ...Read more

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Is there anything over-the-counter you can give a 10 month old baby for diarrhea?

Is there anything over-the-counter you can give a 10 month old baby for diarrhea?

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

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Is it ok for my 1 month old to be on straight pedialyte and does it cause diarrhea ?

Is it ok for my 1 month old to be on straight pedialyte and does it cause diarrhea ?

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

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3rd day my 2 month old has diarrhea giving him 5oz of pedialyte instead of milk every feeding. What else should i do?

3rd day my 2 month old has diarrhea giving him 5oz of pedialyte  instead of milk every feeding. What else should i do?

Touch question: 2 months olds can have a lot of things I would personally like to examine in person such as heart rate, circulation, ears, throat, skin, chest , lungs, abdomen. I would recommend seeing your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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