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Toddler Black Diarrhea
My toddler has been having diarrhea on and off. Pain upper mid stomach. Mucus and black specks in he's stool and occasional fever. Decreased energy?
Get attention: He should probably be evaluated today. This could be serious. ...Read more
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
Toddler's diarrhea: Is common in otherwise healthy tots who carry around Sippee cups & drink excessive amts. Of liquids like juice, soda or sports drinks. This also ^es risk of cavities & decreases appetite. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day in open-mouth cups at sit-down meals. Give water only for thirst. See iuhealth. Org/riley/gastroenterology-hepatology-nutrition/diseases-conditions/toddlers-diarrhea/. ...Read more
Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread, Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr ...Read more
Diarrhea: Keeping your toddler well hydrated is of prime importance. If there are fewer than 4 loose stools a day and provided there is no vomiting, continuing a regular diet is advisable. Once the loose stools become more frequent than 4 a day, it is advisable to stop milk and most foods except rice and bananas and start offering an electrolyte solution like pedialyte or rice water at room temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler diarrhea: Relief of chronic diarrhea is a complex answer. There can be many causes, some very serious, some a simple as a food intolerance (like milk intolerance). I would suggest discussing with your doctor if the diarrhea is chronic (more then 3 months). I usually ask my patients to let me know if they have diarrhea for more then 2 weeks or bloody diarrhea. Also grab some zinc oxide to protect his bottom! ...Read more
Toddlers diarrhea: Toddlers diarrhea is a state of chronic diarrhea in which the cause is unknown. It is the equivalent of irritable bowel syndrome in adults. In your childs case you should keep a diet diary for two weeks to see if there is any connection to the food he is eating and his diarrhea. A big culprit of diarrhea in toddlers can be juices. ...Read more
My toddler has had diarrhea for a week along with hives for the past 3 days should I be concerned?
Yes, as long: As he doesn't have a soy allergy. Does he normally drink soy milk or are you giving it to him because of the diarrhea? Sometimes soy is more easily digested than cow's milk. It may not make a difference, but it certainly won't be harmful. ...Read more
MY 1 YEAR OLD TODDLER HAS HAD DIARRHEA NOW FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. SHE IS VERY CRABBY AND WEEK WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP HER GET OVER IT?
Prolonged diarrhea: Two weeks is a bit long for the typical viral diarrheal infection. She should see her doc to have stool testing done. She may have a bacterial infection that is giving her diarrhea. In the meantime, I would withhold dairy from her diet (infections make one temporarily lactose intolerant) and give a daily probiotic. Powdered forms such as Florastor, Culturelle that can be mixed in food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2.5 yr old supposedly has toddler diarrhea. Because of his issue I can't get him fully potty trained. When does "toddler diarrhea" usually clear up?
Patience: About 25% of kits train at 2 yr, 75% at 3yr and 90 % at 4.If your kids not ready the diarrhea issue will not matter. Try to let the kid rehearse, provide easy access to the equipment and let him know you will help when he feels the need. It will happen when and if he decided it's time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever/diarrhea: The 2 symptoms may be associated as part of the same illness. Sometimes the fluids given for fever will cause diarrhea. It sounds like the fever is resolved. If the diarrhea persists or contains blood the toddler and the stool should be checked. Diarrhea can cause dehydration so increase fluids that contain electrolytes and have him/her seen for any concern for dehydration. All the best. ...Read more
My toddler drank out of the dogs water that they play in outside today and now has diarrhea. Should I take him in to the dr?
Yes: Give him fluids and pedialite, and call PCP for appointment. ...Read more
Toddler has been on zithromax for 3 days for a suspected GI infection. Her diarrhea has stopped. Urinates normal, acts normal. Is this good? Meds working?
Improvement is good: This is encouraging news to hear ur toddler is improving after a GI illness. If your child is making lots of urine (wet diapers), acting normally and without diarrhea I would say recovery is almost complete. Most GI bugs are short lived anyway -so whether it was the Azithro that helped or just your child getting better is unknown. Maybe if your doc did a workup (cultures), that Q could be answered ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler has diarrhea for 2 days now. No fever, active baby. What should I give? Her butt is now painful bec. Of frequent bowel. Still using diaper
Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.
Why does just 1 cup of cow milk, and lactose free milk cause my son instantly constipated, but cow base toddler formula causes diarrhea after 1 cup.
Toddler vomiting for 2 days. This is day 3 still lots of diarrhea. No fever. Noone else is sick. Too long? What could it be. Drinking but not eating
Gastroenteritis: Probably viral ge. Vomiting can be up to 2 days (any longer and child should be seen; should be seen immediately if vomit is bright green or bloody.) diarrhea can last up to two weeks. Very important to maintain hydration. If child is not eating that is ok for now; focus on drinking. (the appetite will return.) avoid juice and sugary drinks. When child is ready to eat focus on bland starchy food. ...Read more