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When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

When is baby diarrhea cause for concern?

Dehydration: When there are signs of dehydration or blood in the stool, it is a sign of concern. The signs of dehydration include not peeing or having wet diapers for 7-8 hours. Oral rehydration with an electrolyte solution like Pedialyte is important. If the infant doesn’t tolerate it, they should be seen in an ER for IV hydration. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Is it common for diarrhea to be more freqent with pregnancy? If so, why?

Is it common for diarrhea to be more freqent with pregnancy? If so, why?

Less common.: The Progesterone your placenta produces decreases the motility of your digestive tract and acts to decrease the frequency of diarrhea in pregnancy. Near delivery, when the Progesterone production decreases, diarrhea may become more common again. ...Read more

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When is spitting up and vomiting cause for concern?

When is spitting up and vomiting cause for concern?

Severe enough to ...: 1) cause inadequate weight gain or weight loss; 2) cause infant to aspirate and develop prolonged cough/wheezing or pneumonia; 3) cause heart burn manifested by unusual fussiness, arching back ; and 4) vomitus (vomited content) looks green (bile). Medical ttention has to be sought. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have a headache, diarrhea, and nausea. Is this any cause for concern and what does it mean?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have a headache, diarrhea, and nausea. Is this any cause for concern and what does it mean?

Talk to OB: These are very nonspecific symptoms, however at this stage of pregnancy you should be seeing your OB weekly to make sure your blood pressure is normal and physical exam, urine tests, fetal monitors are all also normal. Discuss with OB your concerns ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common side effect of antibiotics, specifically clindamycin?What if my breastfed baby gets diarrhea, too?

Is diarrhea a common side effect of antibiotics, specifically clindamycin?What if my breastfed baby gets diarrhea, too?

Clindamycin diarrhea: Clindamycin can cause diarrhea and this can become very serious. A mother that is breastfeeding can pass Clindamycin to the baby via the breast milk, and the baby can develop diarrhea. Clindamycin diarrhea can lead to a bowel infection of c. Difficile which can be extremely dangerous. It is extremely important that you call your doctor and the babies pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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Is it a cause for concern for really bad painful bowel movement during period? Its definitely NOT constipation.

Is it a cause for concern for really bad painful bowel movement during period? Its definitely NOT constipation.

Water fibre : You could be having IBS like symptoms but anything is possible. First try eating lot of veges and fruits during periods. Avoid coffee caffeine chocolate and avoid constipating foods. Next drink lot if water . Next avoid eating drinking too much milk products for those few days. Eat light Healthy meals full if fresh vegs. If overweight lose it.exercise moves your bowels too . Try light aerobics ...Read more

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My two months old baby is vomiting lot. Even when burped also some vomit is there. What can I do to prevent this ? Is this a normal thing?

My two months old baby is vomiting lot.  Even when burped also some vomit is there. What can I do to prevent this ? Is this a normal thing?

Depends: Your baby may not be tolerating formula or breast milk and also may have smaller stomach. Would recommend trying soy or elemental formula and feeding half the amount given but feed on a more frequent basis. If this persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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For more than 6 month having light period my belly is bloating what is the cause please thank you?

For more than 6 month having light period my belly is bloating what is the cause please thank you?

If you have had: Bleeding for 6 months - that requires prompt gynecological eval. If your periods have been light over that time - there are a number of possible reasons. The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral >. ...Read more

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What does it mean when childs stool is positive for pseudamonas but at the time no symptoms, now a month later has mild diarhea? Colud it be virus?

What does it mean when childs stool is positive for pseudamonas but at the time no symptoms, now a month later has mild diarhea? Colud it be virus?

Yes: Pseudomonas is an opportunist that can survive in many environments and be found as a "hitchhiker" germ in the stool.Its presence does not mean it is the infecting agent in this location.It is seldom a problem for anyone that does not have a compromised immune system.Were it to be found in sterile spaces like the blood or spinal fluid, it would always be considered an invader/infector. ...Read more

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When is it safe to be around newly born granddaughter after a stomach viral infection? What remains is gas and indigestion.

When is it safe to be around newly born granddaughter after a stomach viral infection?  What remains is gas and indigestion.

Haste makes waste: I would wait until your symptoms resolve. While your granddaughter may temporary acquired immunity why tempt fate. Remember you have the rest of your life to bond with her. When you finally do see her remember to wash your hands with soap and water. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bleeding durring early pregnancy and is it harmful to the child?

Can a UTI cause bleeding durring early pregnancy and is it harmful to the child?

Yes and no: Uti can cause blood in the urine but it is usually not harmful to the fetus . The treatment might be more of a problem to the fetus depending on trimester. ...Read more

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Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. she is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Our baby seems to have a very hoarse voice for the past 4 days no other symptoms. she is quite normal otherwise. What would cause it? Thanks

Hoarseness of voice : Hoarseness of voice in children commonly caused by excessive screaming, crying, or coughing. Other causes include GERD, allergy or throat infection. Keep your baby properly hydrated and use humidified air. If the condition persist, consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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16month old baby has a stomach bug. She is vomiting . What causes this . Which food to avoid. ?

16month old baby has a stomach bug. She is vomiting . What causes this . Which food  to avoid. ?

Mostly viruses: The "stomach bug" is caused primarily by viruses. Examples include astrovirus, Norwalk agent, enteric adenovirus, and of course rotavirus. Research shows that toddlers get back to normal stools fastest with continuing a regular diet. That said, avoid juices and any p fruits (peaches/pears/prunes) When vomiting is a problem, give small amounts of water, a few sips, every 15 minutes or so. ...Read more

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16month old baby has a stomach bug. She is vomiting . What causes this . Which food to avoid. ?

16month old baby has a stomach bug. She is vomiting . What causes this . Which food  to avoid. ?

Viral Stomach Bug: Viral gastroenteritis. Avoid foods containing high levels of fats and simple sugars (these are not well tolerated). Try instead foods with complex carbohydrates, lean meats, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables. The BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) diet and clear liquid diet is often recommended, however these diets are unnecessarily restrictive and provide poor nutrition during times of illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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