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My daughter is 5 years old has stomach ache and diarrhea what is the best course of action for her?

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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Drink fluids

Keep giving her food while she has diarrhea.
Starchy and soft foods are digested best. Good food choices when your child has diarrhea are dried cereals, grains, bread, crackers, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, and bananas. Pretzels or saltine crackers can help meet your child's need for sodium. Soft-boiled eggs or yogurt are easily digested and provide some protein. She should drink water/pedialyte.

In brief: Drink fluids

Keep giving her food while she has diarrhea.
Starchy and soft foods are digested best. Good food choices when your child has diarrhea are dried cereals, grains, bread, crackers, rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, and bananas. Pretzels or saltine crackers can help meet your child's need for sodium. Soft-boiled eggs or yogurt are easily digested and provide some protein. She should drink water/pedialyte.
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Dr. Joseph Herson iii
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hydrate, see Doctor

Most , but not all cases of diarrhea are viral, self-limited and resolve on their own with supportive care and fluids.
However, she may get dehydrated and should be checked by your doctor. If she has been on antibiotics, she may have antibiotic associated diarrhea. You should take to your doctor and bring her stool sample for testing and as soon as possible.Take her to the er if you have concern.

In brief: Hydrate, see Doctor

Most , but not all cases of diarrhea are viral, self-limited and resolve on their own with supportive care and fluids.
However, she may get dehydrated and should be checked by your doctor. If she has been on antibiotics, she may have antibiotic associated diarrhea. You should take to your doctor and bring her stool sample for testing and as soon as possible.Take her to the er if you have concern.
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Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Keep hydrated

Keep hydrated with an electrolyte balanced fluid such as gatoraide.
If persistent diarrhea any vomiting persistent or worsening abdominal pain, have your daughter see her doctor.

In brief: Keep hydrated

Keep hydrated with an electrolyte balanced fluid such as gatoraide.
If persistent diarrhea any vomiting persistent or worsening abdominal pain, have your daughter see her doctor.
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1 comment
Dr. Jay Park
Gatorade has a better taste than pedialyte, however, is not exactly electrolyte balanced drink.
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