Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dee | 2010/03/04

Q.

farting a lot

hi Doc, my 18month old has been farting a lot since yesterday. And he hasnt been eating well today Plus he has a runny tummy since this morning. Is this something to worry about? When is it time to deworm? Thank you Doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds more like a common problem called toddler's diarrhoea, rather than worms. Has your liittle son been eating a lot of fruit lately or drinking fruit juices? This is often a reaction to the natural sugars in fruit called glucose and fructose. Stop all fruit and fruit juices for a few days and he should settle down. If he still has problems after 3 days please write again.

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