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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?

Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?

Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too. So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses (dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...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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Went out to our favorite steakhouse. I had a prime rib steak, potatoes as well as 3 Seagram 7 and 7. In 1 hour later uncontrollable diarrhea/runs. Why?

Went out to our favorite steakhouse. I had a prime rib steak, potatoes as well as 3 Seagram 7 and 7. In 1 hour later uncontrollable diarrhea/runs. Why?

Have food poison.: Whatever you have eaten may have been infected. You did not mention a salad but this would be a common source. If there was some type of topping to the steak such as a bleu cheese topping or to the potatoes this could cause the problem Did you have dessert.
These problems are usually time limited and should pass
Best wishes. ...Read more

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My nephew 1, 5 years old has vomitted once and had diarrhea since yesterday he s eating potatoes and milk free of lactose and gluten what is it? Advice?

My nephew 1, 5 years old has vomitted once and had diarrhea since yesterday he s eating potatoes and milk free of lactose and gluten what is it? Advice?

Hard to say: It could be a reaction to what he was eating or totally unrelated. Potatoes have specific proteins that some have allergic response to as does cow milk. The kid could also have picked up a stomach virus.A repeat food challenge after the symptoms clear could help define the issue. If the boy tolerates milk or potatoes at a later time, the problem is unrelated. ...Read more

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I have ESLD and suffering from horrible diarrhea that is neon green and slimy, resembles an infants "spit up" and smells like formula. Is this normal?

I have ESLD and suffering from horrible diarrhea that is neon green and slimy, resembles an infants "spit up" and smells like formula. Is this normal?

ESLD: It sounds like you have MALABSORBTION secondary to insufficient BILE production. Try limiting your FAT intake!!! You should be in contact with your gastroenterologist and you should discuss your nutrition as well as a way to treat your diarrhea!
DO THIS ASAP!
Hope this helps a little!
Good Luck

Dr Z ...Read more

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Daughter 3 days diarrhea- lost 6 lb-eats only healthy-ate chicken fried in grease, potatoes with mayo, cause? How to fix? My daughter is an athlete and eats only healthy, never has stomach problems except for an occassion bug. Last friday a friend cooked

Daughter 3 days diarrhea- lost 6 lb-eats only healthy-ate chicken fried in grease, potatoes with mayo, cause? How to fix? My daughter is an athlete and eats only healthy, never has stomach problems except for an occassion bug. Last friday a friend cooked

The: The diarrhea your daughter experienced could have been a result of too much fat in the food she consumed, or a possibly a contaminant in the food. If the reason is the former than I only expect the diarrhea to last only a day or two, if the cause is the latter, the diarrhea can last up to 7 days. As long as she does not develop a fever, blood in the stool, or severe abdominal pain you can wait it out. Make sure she stays hydrated, and an anti-diarrheal should be fine.
Based on the date of this post 7 days have passed; if she still has diarrhea she needs to be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more

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Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

Baby has vsd, is diarrhea okay?

On medication?: If the baby is on diuretics or digoxin for congestive heart failure, diarrhea can cause problems. Let your cardiologist know. ...Read more

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How will I know if my baby has diarrhea and amoebiasis?

How will I know if my baby has diarrhea and amoebiasis?

Amoebiasis: The only way to know would be to test her stool for ova and parasites. ...Read more

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Can I feed rice cerelac to my baby suffering from diarrhea?

Can I feed rice cerelac to my baby suffering from diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, but it may not improve things greatly. Most feeding experts recommend solids between 4-7 mos. If you have started solids, rice cereal may slow down the GI tract. However, it may not. Consider using probiotics (get them from your pharmacist). If you child shows signs of dehydration or this goes on beyond 2 weeks, then have your child evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old baby for diarrhea and puking?

What can I give my 1 year old baby for diarrhea and puking?

Give fluids to drink: As your baby is loosing fluids, give him fluids to drink like water, pedialyte which has electrolyte in it. The diarrhea may settle down in 1-2 days, if still continuing or baby is vomiting consult your doctor to get the baby checked for dehydration. Also check if he is peeing enough. ...Read more

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Will apples help stop diarrhea my 8 months old baby has diarrhea?

Will apples help stop diarrhea my 8 months old baby has diarrhea?

No: The fiber might help bulk the stools a bit, but apple juice can actually make it worse. Loose poop is often normal in an 8mo child who is trying new foods, or who may have a short-lived illness. If the baby is otherwise healthy (drinking well, active, playful, & normal urine output), then it'll likely pass on its own. If it's chronic, or other symptoms, or you're worried, talk to your pediatrician ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby if she has diarrhea and 100.7 fever?

Depends: If baby is less than 2mths of age get to the doctor for evaluation. If older and the symptoms are mild then support with fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) if no improvement within 24-48 hours see the doctor. Be careful she is not losing a lot of fluids; if in doubt call or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can apples help to stop diarrhea my 8 months old baby has diarrhea?

Can apples help to stop diarrhea my 8 months old baby has diarrhea?

May be: Apple or apple sauce for babies does help diarrhea. It has pectin that is same ingredient in kaopectate (kaolin and pectin).It is also recommended when a baby has diarrhea as it provides potassium that you loose in diarrhea. You might need to take the baby to a pediatrician or a family doctor if symptoms persist. Also make sure that baby gets plenty of fluids, bananas, jello, & cereals. ...Read more

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What shuld be given to.8mth old baby who have diarrhea? Milk will make it worse right?

What shuld be given to.8mth old baby who have diarrhea? Milk will make it worse right?

Breast milk.: A large part of human milk cannot be digested by babies and seems to have a purpose quite different from infant nutrition — that of influencing the composition of the bacteria in the infant’s gut. This bacteria coats the lining of the infant’s intestine, protecting it from noxious bacteria. Breast milk may be best. It does contain lactose so if it makes it worse try a lactose free formula. ...Read more

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My baby girl is two and her boo boo is always like diarrhea and gritty. What's the cause of this?

My baby girl is two and her boo boo is always like diarrhea and gritty. What's the cause of this?

? diet: At age two, the consistency of the stool is most often related directly to the diet of the child. Discuss with your pediatrician the food your child is eating and often the changes in certain foods, and addition of different solids etc. Can change the stool. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 16 month baby having diarrhea for the last 7 days and having 3 to 4 runny poops in a day what can I do help?

See below: First, don't panic. Second, toddlers often will have unexplained diarrhea called "toddler's diarrhea" and it is not worrisome unless, blood is seen or the child is showing signs of dehydration. Often may related to teething. If none of the above. Wait it out and if not improved after 2 weeks, see you doc. If problems, see doc sooner. ...Read more

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My baby is 13 weeks old and is only taken half her bottle not passing much urine and has diarrhea what should I do?

URGENT that you: Take your baby to the pediatrician or emergency room now. Your baby is dehydrated! Decrease intake, decrease wet diapers and ongoing diarrhea are not good in a 13 week old baby. ...Read more

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1 yr and 6 month baby was an sick from severe diarrhea so what we have to do with that baby sir am waiting for your valuable answer?

See your doctor: The highest risk from severe diarrhea is dehydration; there are times you just lose too much fluid from the diarrhea that you can't keep up with oral intake. This is especially true for infants, who don't have that much body water to begin with. Take the baby to the er to evaluate to see if it needs IV fluids for rehydration. ...Read more

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Baby was on antibiotics (baby is almost 3 month) he started to have diarrhea now almost after every bottle. Is it normal? What should I do?

Baby was on antibiotics (baby is almost 3 month) he started to have diarrhea now almost after every bottle. Is it normal? What should I do?

Side effect: Diarrhea is a common side effect of some antibiotics that will sometime require stopping before resolution. Contact the prescribing doc to see what s/he thinks. ...Read more

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I gave my son juicy juice that I bought last night and it turns out it ex july 29 14. Should I worry, Will it affect my baby? Like give him diarrhea

I gave my son juicy juice that I bought last night and it turns out it ex july 29 14. Should I worry, Will it affect my baby? Like give him diarrhea

Unlikely: It will not likely cause problems. The expiry dates are guidelines and the product may be past it's peak freshness but not toxic. The store should be notified or public health that they are selling outdated products. Any symptoms would likely be brief and there may be none. Watch for vomiting or diarrhea and make sure he is well hydrated. If he has persistent diarrhea or vomiting have him checked. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Why does my baby have diarrhea?

Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficiency, it can be a intestinal bug or many other possible causes. Treating the symptoms alone won't get the answer, so, some evaluation of the stool may be necessary. ...Read more

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Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Baby diarrhea: how long can it last?

Depends on what: Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait. It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance. In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more

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When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

Dehydration: When there are signs of dehydration or blood in the stool, it is a sign of concern. The signs of dehydration include not peeing or having wet diapers for 7-8 hours. Oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution like Pedialyte is important. If the infant doesn’t tolerate it, they should be seen in an ER for IV hydration. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

What does it mean if my baby has green diarrhea?

Nothing: The color of diarrhea is not important-- unless it's red with blood. Green means the gut is moving quickly, and you're seeing green bile. But that really doesn't mean anything special. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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