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My nine month old son is having watery stools with tiny white chunks in it. What could be causing this and should I take him to the er?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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In brief: ? yeast infection

Candida albicans is white (hence name} and i suspect that is the cause of the diarrhea.
Look up great plains laboratory for an easy way of proving. They have special requisitions for a urine test. It must be signed by your pediatrician. If it proves yeast, there is treatment available.Get it checked out.

In brief: ? yeast infection

Candida albicans is white (hence name} and i suspect that is the cause of the diarrhea.
Look up great plains laboratory for an easy way of proving. They have special requisitions for a urine test. It must be signed by your pediatrician. If it proves yeast, there is treatment available.Get it checked out.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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In brief: Diarrhea

Diarrhea in an infant can get serious quickly.
Usually, it's due to a viral infection; the problem is that they can get very dehydrated very quickly. If he can take fluids by mouth, give him pedialyte & try to see his dr asap; if he starts throwing up, go to the er.

In brief: Diarrhea

Diarrhea in an infant can get serious quickly.
Usually, it's due to a viral infection; the problem is that they can get very dehydrated very quickly. If he can take fluids by mouth, give him pedialyte & try to see his dr asap; if he starts throwing up, go to the er.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Noel Alonso
"White chunks" could be dietary (for example, rice), medications, or even infections (parasitic). Agree that diarrhea can be serious if unable to match ins and outs, but important to rule ot treatable causes of this infant's diarrhea. Also a food journal may help pinpoint the problem.
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