April - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Ok, My son is 15 months old. He has had diarrhea for 4 weeks now. The day before he got it my dad had given him some mini marshmallows. My son had diarrhea for about two weeks. Took him to the doc and everything and he had just got done taking an antibiotic for his ear infections so we thought it was from that. Well, it's been four weeks now and it's not going away. I tried not giving him milk, been giving him yogurt with probiotics in it. Then my father watched my son again and i told him not to give him any marshmallows. I said that i didnt think he had the poops from that, but just in case i didnt want him having any more. Then his poop started going from solid to liquid for a few days. And, i thought he was finally getting better. Then, my dad took him again a couple days after his poops were at least semi solid and gave him marshmallows again! Now, he has diarrhea again. I didnt realize this when i had taken him to the doctor again so i did not tell them. The doc took sample of his diapers and sent them to the lab. I have not heard back from them yet. Has anyone elses children ever had a reaction to marshmallows? I know it's not an allergy. If it were an allergy then he would get hives and swell up and all that stuff. But an intolerance can cause diarrhea and upset stomach. I just don't know what to do anymore. He's not losing weight, he drinks a lot of liquid, and eats. Sometimes he wont eat and when he doesnt it's bc he poops about ten minutes later. I've tried Googling marshmallow intolerances and can't find anything or anyone else with the problem so it's obviously not a common thing. I'm just lookin at ALL possibilities at this point. These two times that he's eaten marshmallows are the only two times he's ever had them. Other than that i have not changed anything in his diet at all.