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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: "toddler's diarrhea" is diarrhea caused by too much juice. Babies don't need juice at all, and we prefer they get their vitamins from fruit, rather than the juice, which is made up of a lot of concentrated sugar. Juice should be considered a treat, and offering water with each solid meal is a great habit to encourage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Many people think that teething causes fever and diarrhea but this is not true. Typically a baby is more fussy than usual. If he has a fever you can give him tylenol eor whatever your doctor has recommended.Contact the doctor if the fever and diarrhea persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My two month old breastfed baby girl has diarrhea. What could have possibly caused it & what should I do?
See doctor.: Breastfed infants have stools that can look like diarrhea - they're on the runny side, can be yellow or green, with little "grains" of stuff in them. Not the typical looking stool. However, if you're concerned, you should see your doctor. Especially if your daughter has a fever, is not eating as well, or not acting normally, and has not gotten their 2 mo vaccinations. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has diarrhea. What could be the cause? How can I help him? Should he stay away from my 7 month old baby?
Diarrhea: Most diarrheal illnesses are caused by a viral infection. It is contagious. Older sibling needs to wash his hands well in order to avoid the spread. Usually giving enough fluids, avoiding juices helps. Probiotic otc and brat diet is recommended as well. Usually it takes its course. Avoid dehydration. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for about 1 month. I am 35 years old and have never had issues with diarrhea.2 months ago i had a baby and about 1 month ago i began having diarrhea. My stomach has not hurt and I have not had a decrease in appetite. Can stress cause d
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the reason for you diarrhea. Stress can lead to loose stools. I certainly would not jump to the conclusion that this is pancreatic cancer. I do recommend that since this has been going on for four weeks that you check it out with your doctor (rule out infections or inflammation) take care and congratulations on your new baby. ...Read more
My baby girl is 4 mths old and has diarrhea followed by spitting up of clear liquid. What causes this? And is this normal?
Breast Milk: I would add to Dr. Novick's answer, that she is still able to breast feed during the illness. If there are any signs of dehydration such as dry mouth/lips, decreased number of wet diapers and/or fever, please see your physician. Viral illness causing diarrhea, usually does not last longer than 7 days. Sometimes there can be associated cough and cold symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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