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Toddler Diarrhea Color
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Or Just Better: Hard to say whether the meds are working to make the diarrhea better or if the diarrhea improving is just the natural course of a viral illness. Did she have a stool culture that indicated a bacterial infection? We don't usually treat several bacterial causes of diarrhea with antibiotics since they increase the excretion of bacteria into the stool. Glad she is better! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›