Diarrhea!

Lisa - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old son has had running Diarrhea for a week off and on now. He is not running a temp and his mood for the most part is normal as well as his appetite! What could be causing this? My husband and I are so grossed out from changing these nasty diapers. Any ideas?

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Bonnie - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hi for the diarrhea try giving him brat which is banana's rice, apple sauce, and toast for a few days to help get him back to normal

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Tangi - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi there look try table spoon of condensed milk eat it as is dont add any water.wot it does is dry the diarrhea keep giving it to him takes time to dried up but it does work thats wot my kids have for theirs,also give him boiled water with teaspoon of sugar it helps...yep its nastry wen the kids get diarrhea but we r mums n dads we try to do wots rite we r only human not robots take care keep in touch

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Kate - posted on 02/23/2009

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COULD B HES ALLERGIC OR HAS AN INTOLERANCE 2 SOMETHIN HE HAS IN HIS DIET REGULARLY, PARTICULARLY MILK, FRUITS ETC.

Shaina - posted on 02/23/2009

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My 15 month old also had chronic diarrhea. Another thing you need to be careful of is if they have been on antibiotics they can get c-def. In which case it is communicable through contact with their stool so be sure and always wash your hands after no matter what. When my son got it he had been on 2 different antibiotics for ear infections and then ended up with no ear infection but he had watery diarrhea for 2 weeks straight. Eventhough he didn't lose his appetite at all it caused him to lose 5 lbs. he only weighed 20 lbs. to begin with. So it is very dangerous. If it persists for very long I would definitely go see your pediatrician

Shannon - posted on 02/23/2009

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I went through that with my child when he was 2. My pediatrician told me about some capsules that you can get at Walgreens but you have to ask the pharmists cause they are kept cold and that is what worked. I had tried everything else but this is what stopped the nasty smelling diapers. My doctor said its actually not unusual for 2 year olds to get this mainly if they been on other medications (but mine wasn't). So hopefully this will help you.

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Soy milk is also a really good solution to diarrhea. Avoid foods and drinks with lots of sugar. I agree with Angie that starchy foods work really well (i.e. rice, tofu, potatoes) as well as bananas. And yes do contact the doctor if this continues.

Angie - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter always got diarrhea when she was teething. Also both my kids have had the flu, please don't do that 3 day diet mentioned above! Would you drink boiled rice water for yourself!

Since your son's appetite is still there, just avoid milk. I always gave my kids lactose free milk. Get him eating more starchy things and bananas are good too. Also, yogurt is good due to the good bacteria in them. They help restore the balance in your tummy. You could also give him those probiotic kids drinks too. I mostly just stuck to a normal diet, pushed the bananas (BRAT diet) as well. You should stay away from too much fruit and juices. When kids drink too much fruit juice this too can cause diarrhea. But if it does go on for too long maybe you need to contact the doctor?

Marlene - posted on 02/18/2009

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If there's no fever it could be a virus.  It will run it course, but try the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast).  Google "toddler diarrhea" for more info. on how to tell what's causing it... colour and smell are other determinants.

Peachez - posted on 02/18/2009

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Try giving banans, plain rice, grape juice , clear jello apricot, applesauce  toast



I think its called the BRAT diet you should be able to look it up on the internet...hope this helps

Maria - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi my name is Maria my son and daughter both suffered from diarrhea have you tried the three day diet which is first day only liquids like rice water just boil rice in water and then drain it only keeping the water and that supplies them we vitamins and also hydration drinks you find them in the chemist if he is hungry try arrowroot biscuits with water but stay away from dairies next day offer rice or dry crackers or toast and by the next day you could add more whole meals but still no dairies by the four day he should be fine I found this worked also he might be lactose intolerant which both my children were it's not permanent it does go away they both take normal dairies now but they went a couple of months on lactose free produces. All this help me hope it helps you

Jolene - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would say teething, but if hes 2 years old I don't think that would be the case. Try giving him some diluted white grape juice, it is supposed to help with diahrea. Just make sure he keeps dehydrated and if it doesn't stop within a couple days or the juice doesn not help at all, put in a call to your doctor.

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There are many things that can cause diarrhea including a virus, change in diet (too much juice or fruit does it for my son), and teething. My son had diarrhea when his 2 year old molars came in. Talk to your pediatrician if the diarrhea doesn't go away. Since it's on and off it may very well be teething or something he is eating or drinking.

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