Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tebogo | 2010-02-11

Q.

15 month old has had diarrhea for over 2 weeks

My 15 month old has had diarrhea for over 2 weeks. I took him to the doctor twice and I was told that since he is not " sick"  the diarrhea will pass. I am getting worried because I don' t think this is normal.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This often happens after a baby or very young child has diarrhoea. A temporary lactose intolerance develops. Take your little son off all milk and dairy products for at least 4 weeks. Give him soya milk and soya products such as soya yoghurt instead of the dairy.

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