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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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I have a toddler with diarrhea. What can I give him to eat.?

I have a toddler with diarrhea. What can I give him to eat.?

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 more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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


Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

What is good medicine for a toddler with diarrhea?

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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Zoey Goore
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My toddler has chronic diarrhea, what can I do to help relieve him?

My toddler has chronic diarrhea, what can I do to help relieve him?

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

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Dr. Donald Alves
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My toddler has had diarrhea for a week along with hives for the past 3 days should I be concerned?

My toddler has had diarrhea for a week along with hives for the past 3 days should I be concerned?

Yes, see Peds: Diarrhea can be an indicator of food intolerance / allergy. Hives are almost always due to allergic trigger in this age group. See your pediatrician asap to start determining what the cauase is. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Leah Alexander
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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?

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 more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
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How long will diarrhea last after saline enema in toddler?

How long will diarrhea last after saline enema in toddler?

Hours: If you used a child size saline enema, then the diarrhea usually lasts less than 2 hours. I would not expect it to last more than 8-12 hours at the very longest. If it is longer than that then there is probably another cause of the diarrhea, other than the enema. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Can I give soy milk for toddler with diarrhea?

Can I give soy milk for toddler with diarrhea?

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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My toddler has had watery yellow diarrhea for 5 days now. What should I do?

My toddler has had  watery yellow diarrhea for 5 days now. What should I do?

Feed him/her plugs: Bananas, rice cereal & apple sauce are natural items that help firm the stool of anyone. Juices (apple, peach, prune etc.) often prolong loose stools. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Toddler high fever for 2 days followed by non foul smelling diarrhea ?

Toddler high fever for 2 days followed by non foul smelling diarrhea
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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

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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