when to go to the doctor?

Angie - posted on 10/12/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My girl, 1 year old tomorrow, has had the diarrhea off and on for the past week. At first just thought it was teething, but how am I supposed to know?? At what point do I take her in to the physician and get her checked. She doesn't seem to be getting dehydrated at all. I was just wondering at which point do I take her in?? Thanks for any advice!!!

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yeah wouldnt worry too much!! my boys have had the same at the same time.. yay!.. prob teething or mild sickness.. as long as their keeping down fluids and temp is good or low grade wouldnt worry

Autumn - posted on 10/13/2009

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my son recently went throught the same thing for about a week he had diareah so bad it created a rash on his bum but the pediatrician said as long as he was staying hydrated drinking pleanty of fluids then he would be fine even if it is for a week or so. we put him on a straight pedialite diet for a couple days (i know i thought it was strange to) but it helped alot. especially if a child is teething fevel and/or dieareah is very common but u should never hesitate to even just call her docter just to see its always better to be safe then sry good luck hope things get better soon!!

Aubree - posted on 10/12/2009

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It wouldn't hurt to just go and check or just call her pediatrician. I was concered about my daughter having a fever, everyone said that it was just because she had a tooth coming in. Something told me that there was something wrong but I didn't want to overreact. After two more days of fever I took her to childrens hospital where she proceeded to break out in a rash on her forehead that spread down her face to her abdomen and back. Turns out she had Fifth Disease ( not as horrible as it sounds) which is a viral disease similar to measles.

I'm not saying that's what it is or trying to scare you ( I hope I didn't ) I'm saying if you feel that there might be something more wrong with her or just don't feel right about it then go. You're her mommy and you know what's best for her and it never hurts to be safe rather then sorry.I hope she feels better in time for her birthday!

September - posted on 10/12/2009

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If your are concerned I would just take her it. Never hurts! Good luck! I hope that she gets better soon :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY GIRL!!!

Caitlin - posted on 10/12/2009

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my daughter just had diarrhea off and on for a little over a week. we took her in because she was messing with her ears a lot and i wanted to make sure she didn't have an ear infection. they said she had fluid in her ear, and they weren't concerned about the diarrhea at all. they said she was well hydrated and it would pass. they said that they have been seeing a lot of kids that have diarrhea for a week and then it just stops without any other symptoms.

Robin - posted on 10/12/2009

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A quick call to your pediatrician would put your mind at ease. Most likely she is teething or something she ate is giving her a little bit of trouble. As the other mom said, as long as there are enough wet diapers and she is drinking normally she is probably fine.

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From what I've read that real danger with diarrhea is that it can cause dehydration so as long as she's having enough wet diapers and drinking lots of fluids she is probably fine. My son had diarrhea on and off for about 4 days and I was wondering the same thing but it was his only symptom and he wasn't dehydrated so we didn't end up bringing him in but I think if it had lasted much longer than I would have. If you're worried then call the office and ask their advice, they will be able to tell you the best course of action and to put your mind at ease.

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