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Should I Give My Child Imodium
Avoid if poss: Diarrhea is a natural mechanism to clean the intestines from toxins or pathogens. Drs. Advice to avoid anti diarrheal medications if possible always. The main issue is to keep good hydration, drinking fluids and electrolytes (potassium & sodium) to replace the loss and to maintain good hydration. Ask ur pediatician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: The most likely cause of this is a virus and needs to clear out of the GI tract. The most important thing to do is to keep your child well hydrated. If he is able to drink fluids (don't worry about solid foods at this time), then keep giving him liquids. Also take note of his urine output - if he is not urinating and looks dry, unable to take fluids, then take him to the nearest er for IV fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diarrhea: No Imodium for diarrhea in children. It may mask some organic cause. Childhood diarrhea is mostly viral origin, usually associated with nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, flatulance, abdominal discomfort; resolves in 3 - 5 days. Treatment is supportive, pedialyte for each diarrhea, according to the size of diarrheal stool. Yogort, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast and increase fluid intake help. ...Read more
Father has nonhodge type B lymphoma stage 4. He has terrible diaheria. No blood. Can I give imodium + pepto together? Imodium is on board.
Yes: There is no reason why these two treatments cannot be used together. ...Read more
My 2yr old has virus. Vomiting and upset stomach. The doc called in a suppository. Can I give 1/4 teaspoon of Imodium also ?
I wouldn't: That medicine is bitter and of little use at this age. It is likely to trigger more vomiting. I would concentrate on getting things with fluid value into the kid. Things like apple sauce and pedialyte are appropriate.Making sure that the kids takes in enough to pee every 6 hrs is your main goal. ...Read more
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