Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jessica | 2011/07/25

Q.

diarhoea in infants

17 weeks old baby has diarhoea for 5 days, please assist.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby may have a virus infection especialy a Rotavirus infection which is causing her to have diarrhoea for 5 days. I am concerned that your baby who is still very young will become dehydrated diue to her diarrhoea. It would be best to take her to be seen by a doctor or clinic nurse.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.