my son has a diarrhea for almost two weeks now,iv bn to a doctor nd noting seems to help,wat 2 do?

Dikeledi - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my son is 15 m n lately he has bn having the mucus like stool for the past 2 weeks,nd i took him to a doctr,nothing seems to help him,i noticed 4 canines coming out,he is not hot he plays with full energy but his stool is starting to wori me now

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User - posted on 06/22/2010

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My 2yr old did the same with his 2yr molars! it went on for over a month till the teeth came out and settled.. my drs did tests on his stools and everything, but nothing was wrong.. but other then his runny stools he was fine!!! And my 11mth old has started doing the same thing this week and his getting his 18mth molars(early) but he's still well... i think its the bodys way of coping and they all react different :) Good Luck!!!

Donna - posted on 06/21/2010

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My son had diarrhea for couple weeks when he was teething -totally normal from mucus he's swallowing. Canines are tough too so it's probably just that considering the doctor gave you the okay (assuming he checked blood, stool, etc for bacteria..) If he has black or bloody stool then you should worry -take him in immediately. I would give him lots of fluids and make sure you're not giving him foods that cause diarrhea.

Kristen - posted on 06/21/2010

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if he isn't acting any differently I wouldn't be worried about it. Is he having to be changed a lot more often than normal? If he's still going at a normal rate but it has a funky consistency I wouldn't be too worried. Take a 2nd look at what he's eating to see if something there needs changed but it doesn't sound like anything serious if he's still acting completely normal

Kareen - posted on 06/21/2010

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your son seems pretty happy with life apart from the bad tum so you can do what i do go through a check list ask your self
1. has he eaten something new? ( kids at this age are always putting things in their mouths, apart from that new foods can give them a bad tum
2. teeth coming out are just a pain and also give them a bad tum.
if he seems okay i wouldnt worry to much as long as he is drinking fluids and is eating normally, if the doc has given the all clear okay but if you not satisfied get another opinion! just be a little patient but keep a close eye on what goes into the mouth! good luck i hope it gets better,

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My almost 3 year old has very loose stools for the past couple of weeks too. Luckily she's potty trained. LOL I assumed it was because she was drinking so much more now that it's so hot outside. I try to give her crackers and cheese more than I used to. I don't really think anything is wrong because she acts normal. If you're worried, take your little one back to the doctor and see someone else. It can't hurt to get a second opinion! good luck

Chrisitna - posted on 06/23/2010

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i don't know if it will help, but my son was the same way, but we found that he was eating too much fiber(oatmeal for breakfast). we stopped and the runs stopped.

Emma - posted on 06/23/2010

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I went through this with my 2 year old son, the runs none stop for 2 weeks. It turned out to be a sort of allergy to Oranges. He'd been drinking orange squash and eating oranges, which he loves, we stopped it for a couple of days and his stools went back to normal. We haven't let him have anything orangey since. We only thought of it being the oranges as I was allergic to them at his age too. My point being is that Jamie was happy, energetic and healthy other than the runs. It may be something as simple as this. If you wanted you could also seek a second oppinion as it may not be as simple as my case. Chemists sell rehydration fluids for toddlers if you're worried about keeping his fluids up.

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Does your little guy drink regular cow milk? I was told with my first child that after a bout of illness with diarhea they loss the enzymes in their digestive systems that digest the milk protiens. By continuing to give milk they will continue to have diarhea. Their systems need time to heal and replenish a good normal digestive flora. Hope he feels better soon. Probiotics are also a great way to help normalize crazy digestion.

Leslie - posted on 06/23/2010

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My children never did that. Their doctor always said if any three things were out of the ordinary, take them in. Ex, sleeping, eating, stools. Or temp, attitude, sleep. Andy three things. He also said that teething does NOT cause any kind of "sickness" But since there is an opening in the mouth aka an open wound, it's more suseptible to infection, therefore the baby is more likely to get sick. But it's an actual sickness and if it's an infection, needs to be treated, not just talked up to "teething". But my pediatrician was old and did things really different, put kids on food at 6 weeks, didn't believe in colic, etc, but he could also tell walking down the hall what certain things were. i have said it before, but I believe there is wisdom in age.

Dikeledi - posted on 06/22/2010

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thank u guys..iv realised that some nappies wer returned yesterday,which means he passed normally,but am going for a check-up tomorrow.i was also told that he has bronchitis whn i took him,nd that he has too much mucus in his stomach nd fails to spit it out,hence he had diarrhea..whic doesnt make sense at all,coz he hardly mentioned his teething,nor food he might b eating at a creche

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