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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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