Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2010/04/28

Q.

22 month old and runny tummy

Hi doc

my son is 22 months old and he has had a runny tummy, watery yellow for about 3-4 days now, every time he eats, he''s tummy goes out. I have been giving him lacteol forte,but is does not seem to be helping.
Should i take him to see a dr or is there anything you can advise

thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It sounds as if your little son has developed a gastro infection. This probably caused by a virus such as the Rotavirus.Give him some grated fresh apple and no other fruit or fruit juice for 2 days. He can be on his usual diet otherwise. Continue with the probiotic Lacteol Forte and give him frequent sips of Rehidrat to drink to replace lost fluid and body salts.

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