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What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

What works for treating viral gastroenteritis in children?

Hydration: The primary treatment in viral gastroenteritis is a close attention to hydration.A source of fluids through oral rehydration fluids, and some solids like applesause, steamed rice, unseasoned pasta and bananas, all help.With proper hydration, most kids will self heal over a few days. ...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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Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Can you cure diarrhea in children with yakult?

Helps: Most diarrhea is caused by a viral infection that temporarily takes away the ability to digest dairy. Probiotics help restore the ability to digest dairy. ...Read more

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Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Yes: B, when used for imaging purposes , can cause diarrhea. This usually passes in a day or 2. ...Read more

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How is vomitting related to teething in children?

How is vomitting related to teething in children?

Drooling: Infants tend to drool when teething. Excess seal ovation can cause GI imbalance. Vomiting, however, probably die to coincidental virus. ...Read more

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Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

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What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in food sensitivities in young children?

What symptoms are common in food sensitivities in young children?

Food allergy symptom: Allergies to food can be mediated by immune cells or antibodies, ige or a combination of both. Ige mediated allergy symptoms occur fast within minutes to hours after comsuming the food ranging from simple hives to life threatening nausea, vomiting, throat closing, or anaphylaxis shock. Immune cells mediated causes belly pain, blood in stool or colitis. Eczema is mediated by both. ...Read more

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Treatment for abdominal colic in adults?

Diet: If in fact that is the diagnosis, and nothing more serious like an ulcer or ibd then dietary changes such as decreasing milk products and certainly decreasing alcohol consumption, caffeine etc should help. Be sure that your diagnosis is correct by seein a GI specilaist. ...Read more

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

Can vaccination cause constipation in infants?

That's a new one: Having followed kids before/during and after vaccinations for more then 3 decades I can tell you with comfort that there is no relationship between shots and constipation. In infants you don't really need a reason, they do it off and on in spite of everything you do. ...Read more

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Is appendicitis in children common?

Is appendicitis in children common?

It is : Quite common. And sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose, especially in young children who cannot give an accurate history or cooperate with a physical exam. Take your child to pediatrician if you suspect appendicitis. ...Read more

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What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children ?

What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children 
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Depends...: A lot of things, ranging from a minor viral syndrome to a more serious gastrointestinal disorder (colitis). Mucousy stools could be colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Is blood present in the stools? Bacterial colitis may require antibiotics. Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can daily constipation cleared by laxative in toddlet cause mucus in stool?

Can daily constipation cleared by laxative  in toddlet cause mucus in stool?

Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatrician. One thing, if your toddler is constipated on a daily basis, the mucus could be due to that. Mucus in the stool can be due also to infection (due to antibiotic usage?), irritable bowel or an obstruction. See the pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers..?

Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers..?

Papaya seeds but...: Papaya seeds have been found to be surprisingly effective for many parasites, including amoeba.You can try 1 tsp of ground papaya seeds in a smoothie once a week for 3 weeks.But amoebiasis can be serious & hard to eradicate.I don't know if papaya seeds treat the cyst form, so consider pharmaceuticals, though the best for amoeba, timdamax, is not advised for toddlers.Please retest to see if it worked! ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more