Too much fruit? or is the flu still sticking around.

Carla - posted on 02/17/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter came down with a bit of a flu last weekend and stopped eating, drinking, and was generally not feeling well. She was still herself just a little more cuddly and anything you tried to feed her came back up. Now she keeps everything down but she's just not eating the same and her BMs are horrible. They are loose and a different color and I just don't know if this is normal or if I need to be concerned. She is eating fairly well and back to drinking and being her happy self again but these BMs kind of throw me a little bit. Do I need to be concerned. Tips anyone?

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Michelle - posted on 02/21/2011

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We had this problem too with our daughter was 2 (now 3 1/2) and our pediatrician recommended Acidophi Kidz. (by animal parade). They are chewables with probiotics that are safe for kids. We now keep a bottle all the time, especially when traveling, and give them to her as needed when ever her BM change. Changes in the water she drinks can cause this too, so I keep a bottle with me. They work quickly (within 24 hrs). Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/19/2011

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You prob should take her to the doc since diarrhea and vomiting depleat the body of a lot of minerals, especially potassium. If her potassium is low, it will cause the diarrhea to be worse which in turn will take the potassium level lower, and it is incredibly difficult to get back up without iv's once it is down. If her potassium isn't low, the BRAT diet is the best way to go. That is Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. The rice and toast should be plain and white, and the applesauce with no sugar added. Avoid all sugar as that makes diarrhea worse and so does milk. Only offer pedialyte or water to drink. Within a day or 2, she should be back to normal, but add things into her diet slowly making milk and any high fiber items last.

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I would test the fruit by giving her bananas or yogurt for a few days (bananas work best). If her bms don't harden then it could be that there is still a little bit of the bug left in her and it will clear up on it's own in about a week.

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