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My 2 Year Old Has Black Poop
Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more
See below: Bright red blood mixed in with the stool, on the surface or passed separately is usually caused by an anal fissure: if no associated diarrhea, more than 90% of children with blood in the stools have an anal fissure. Anal fissures usually are caused by passage of a large or hard stool/constipation. Black tarry stools results from bleeding in the stomach area. ...Read more
Consider Acanthosis: Acanthosis nigricans can be seen in healthy people, or related to medical problems. Some are genetically inherited. Can be seen with obesity, Insulin resistance and metabolic/endocrine disorders. It can be related to some meds and hormone treatments. Usually appears slowly with no symptoms other than skin changes. No treatment except treat underlying cause.When related to obesity fades w/ wtloss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchodilator: If the cough is effective and the mucus clears easily from the lower airway nothing is needed. But, if the mucus seems to be difficult to clear there may be some bronchospasm and the child may be helped by using a bronchodilator such as albuteral. It can be delivered by using a nebulizer or and inhaler with a spacer. In some cases an inhaled steroid may be also beneficial. See your doctor. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Pl take your son to your pediatrician for an evaluation to rule out medical condition that needs toBe treated. If your son is growing well. seems active and otherwise OK, element of milk protein or lactose allergy needs to be ruled, that can cause something similar. Good luck:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis : Sounds like a conjunctivitis, likely viral with associated febrile illness. A trip to the ophthalmologist will help to distinguish the infection viral from bacterial. Proper cleansing of the lashes, and care not to contaminate the other eye is important. Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed for the fever. Ocassionally a broad spectrum antibiotic eye medication is prescribed depending in the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 months old baby having a dark green poops for almost 2 months, now his having a dark gray sticky poops.I'm not changing his formula since then.
Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines. Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner. ...Read more
My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?
Regular diet: Keeping up with nutrition and hydration is the most important, and sometimes most difficult task in helping a toddler through a bout of diarrhea. If your child can eat his/her regular diet, go ahead and offer it. If the intake is limited i would get an electrolyte replenisher, such as pedialyte, to gain maximum hydration. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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