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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 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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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Put sharp objects high up and out of reach
Once
Keep medications out of reach
Once
Look for small objects that can be swallowed and put them out of reach
Once
keep ur pedaitricain number handy
Once
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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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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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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Make an appointment for a physical exam with your child's pediatrician
Once
Make an appointment for an eye exam
Once
Take your toddler to the dentist
2x a year
Keep immunizations up to date
Once
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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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Caring for Your Toddler (Checklist)

Visit the dentist
2x year
Give a multivitamin with vitamin D
daily
Encourage social skills through daycare, playdates, etc.
Once
Read books together
15 min, Daily for 5 years
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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?

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 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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