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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
Depends on what : Your definition of diarrhea is and how old your baby is. Babies dehydrate very quickly and you do not want to wait . It is best to call your pediatrician immediately for guidance.In the meantime, offer your baby soy milk protein, lactose free formula or isomil df to help with the diarrhea ...Read more
Virus/food reaction: The most common factor (with fever) will be an enterovirus (gut virus).Babies who consume foods their system is allergic or intolerant to will also produce diarrhea. Making sure the baby takes in enough liquids to support normal urine output is the main goal in treatment. ...Read more
Never Normal: Bloody bowel movements are never a normal event. The color of the blood sometimes gives you clues from where the blood comes from, the brighter the closer to the rectum and colon, the darker the higher in the g.I tract . It can be anything from a fissure in the anal opening due to hard stools, an infection, if your child has been in antibiotics, an allergy to milk, to bowel problems. Dr asap. ...Read more
Baby diarrhea 2w ago & now vomiting. Doc said viral but husband & I didn't get sick & I have a weak immune system. She ate oatmeal both times. Allerg?
Possible: Viral infection usually does not last for more than a week. Your hunch may well be right and the lst thing you should consider would be to keep him off oatmeal (and milk added to the oatmeal). See an allergist if problem persists and be sure to keep the baby hydrated well. (liquid with electrolytes). ...Read more
Could tissue salts (for teething) give a baby diarrhea? Baby has had lots of bowel movements for 3 days prior but as of today diarrhea and tummy pain.
Yes: I would not recommend these types of homeopathic treatments for babies. They are not studied in children and can have side effects. There is very little scientific evidence that they have the benefits they claim and they are not regulated by the FDA (or similar agencies). For teething, use a teething ring, frozen wet cloth to chew on, or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more
DIARRHEA: Infants with lbm, depending on age, below 3 months give pedialyte, rice water and soy milk. Below 1 year, aside from the above give the brat diet ( banana, rice , apple, tea) no juice. You can also give jello, sprite, 7up. There is a diet instruction you can get from the clinic. ...Read more
I breastfed for 6 wks, then soy formula until he was 3 months. Now he is on reg infant formula and has diarrhea. Is he ok? Was it bad to switch?
Ok relative to what?: If the diarrhea is not a big volume its unlikely to hurt baby. Are things like juices or foods really to blame for the runs instead?While your child may not have a true cow milk allergy or intolerance, something in the product may not agree with him. Soy is an adequate formula for the first yr so unless u are cool with the runs, i'd go back to soy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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