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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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My 15mths old toddler is having loose stools (not exactly diarrhoea) for almost 3 weeks now. He is not teething and not being sick. Diet hasn't changed?

My 15mths old toddler is having loose stools (not exactly diarrhoea) for almost 3 weeks now. He is not teething and not being sick. Diet hasn't changed?

Read on: If it is just soft stools no blood or mucous amd he is well, spmetes the teeth might be tracking down his gums not breaking thru, hei mightbe drooling alot or hand iin mouth alot, slow down on juices or sweet drinks only 4 to 6 oz a day keep a food diary and if it continues see your dr. ...Read more

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My 5 month old daughter has had some loose stools. No fever, eating normally, and active. She has a red bottom, relieved with diaper cream. Could it be teething?

My 5 month old daughter has had some loose stools. No fever, eating normally, and active. She has a red bottom, relieved with diaper cream. Could it be teething?

Maybe: I can be hard to determine the exact cause of an infants symptoms... It might be related to teething or it might be a cold. Please monitor your child closely and give palliative care:
1. Cold compresses
2. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) per the label's directions.
3. Maintain hydration, plain water is ok.
4. Call your pediatrician if the fever increases or persists for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to treat infant diarrhea with soy formula?

Is it ok to treat infant diarrhea with soy formula?

Yes: Soy formula is free of the lactose sugar that many infants with diarrhea can't digest well for several days. Some do better on this. I also use applesauce and bananas to help them firm up. ...Read more

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How best to treat an infant with diarrhea?

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

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My infant has had diarrhea for two weeks and now its bright yellow?

My infant has had diarrhea for two weeks and now its bright yellow?

DIARRHEA: Two weeks of lbm for an infant? He can be dehydrated if not seen by md asap. No advice for diet this time. Pls. See md. ...Read more

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What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

What could cause bloody diarrhea in an infant with no symptoms?

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

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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?

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 more

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What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

TWO WEEKS...?: 2 weeks is kind of prolonged suffering. Viral gastro-enteritis resolves by 3-7 or 10 days. Take your infant to pediatrician to find out the cause.

In the mean time, give pedialyte, equal amount for each diarrhea. Can give some yogurt, lactose free formula. ...Read more

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My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

GASTROENTERITIS...: Give him sips of pedialyte for each diarrhea and vomiting. Continue, if breast feeding, if on formula, make it 2/3rd diluted, extra fluid, rice cereal, some yogurt, don't force solid food. Make sure he pees at least 4-6 times/day. If any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 9 month old infant has vomiting, fever, and diarrhea for 2 days, what is wrong?

My 9 month old infant has vomiting, fever, and diarrhea for 2 days, what is wrong?

Hope he is better: Probably a virus causing the problems. If he is better great. If not have him/her seen and be sure a secondary problem like an ear infection has not developed. ...Read more

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Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.

Why does diarrhea in infant/toddler make their skin red and sore? It seems to make their skin raw no matter how much diaper/Vaseline I use.

Baby skin: Their skin is just much more sensitive to the irritation from the stools. It is a challenge when they have diarrhea to keep them from having the irritation. The only answer is to put a barrier on the skin - ointments with zinc are usually the best. Good luck ...Read more

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Infant 5 days post-op pyloromyotomy. Normal eating now. Has had yellow, pure liquid, diarrhea for 4 days. No solid stools. Is this normal?

Infant 5 days post-op pyloromyotomy. Normal eating now. Has had yellow, pure liquid, diarrhea for 4 days. No solid stools. Is this normal?

Could be: Oftentimes infants treated for pyloric stenosis receive intravenous antibiotics at the time of surgery. These antibiotics can affect the flora of the gut resulting in diarrhea. This is temporary and will resolve. ...Read more

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My family got sick around the same time with vomiting, fever/chills and diarrhea. My 6 month old infant was fine, is it viral or food poisoning.

My family got sick around the same time with vomiting, fever/chills and diarrhea. My 6 month old infant was fine, is it viral or food poisoning.

Gastroenteritis: This is a viral illness, not food poisoning. The treatment does not require medications just adjustments in diet, and remaining well hydrated. The trick to keepibg things down is small amounts frequently. ...Read more

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Infant has explosive diarrhea and vomiting for 6 days. Food intake is a lot less than usual. No fever. Possbile dairy allergy. Has lost a pound in 2 days?

Infant has explosive diarrhea and vomiting for 6 days. Food intake is a lot less than usual. No fever. Possbile dairy allergy. Has lost a pound in 2 days?

Go:pediatrician ASAP: Diarrhea of such proportion in an infant is a serious affair; dehydration from this can cause all sorts of significant side effects. Do not wait to have your child seen by a pediatrician. Push liquids until your appointment. Best of luck and health! ...Read more

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I took clindamycin for 2days, my 4m baby and I got diarrhea but ER says 2days is not long enough to get c diff and her lbm will go away. Is this true?

I took clindamycin for 2days, my 4m baby and I got diarrhea but ER says 2days is not long enough to get c diff and her lbm will go away. Is this true?

Clindamycin: While c.Diff is always a concern with any broad spectrum antibiotic, Clindamycin certainly has been implicated as being responsible for c.Diff. However, Clindamycin can cause diarrhea on it's own, not related to a c.Diff infection. Clindamycin can cause a colitis but not often after only 2 days. If the drug is stopped, stay hydrated and inform your doctor. In most cases the diarrhea should subs. ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

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