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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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 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 ›
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 ›