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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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 more

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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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