Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tammy | 2010-02-18


Help - 7 days of runny tummy

My daugher has had a runny tummy and on and off vomiting since Last friday, her poos are like water and at 3am every morning i get a MAMMA MAMMA and i walk into her room and the bed and her is covered in poop.

She has been to the doc, doc isn' t worried at all. has given her muti to bind the tummy (it starts with a Q but cant remember the exact name its a powder and i must give her 1g every 4 hours) but its not working as yet. its still water.

This morning she made poos on the toilet and the top of the water when she finised was covered in foam??? She sat pooing for like 20 min' s and again - water.

Its got a slight yellow / cream colour etc but i' m worried bout the foamy part.

Does this sound normal to you?

I phoned pead again now and she said she isnt'  worried bout that and its the bug coming out and as long as she is drinking its fine.

Now i read on the net that foamy poo could mean salmonella - but i have no clue where she would have got that from.

any advise pls

oh and she does get reuteri, she gets a sachet probiotic, i' ve even tried pectrolyte nothing is slowing down the tummy. SHe is refusing food and her rice milk but luckily does drink the apple juice and rehydrate we are making her.


Expert's Reply



I am really most concerned about your little girl who has very severe gastro-enteritis indeed. She may well have a salmonella or shigella infection. She has not responded at all to the usual treatments including Questran which is used for chronic diarrhoea. Your daughter must be properly examined and tested to see what is causing her illness. She needs a test called a blood culture plus other special tests for salmonella and shigella and a stool sample must be sent to the laboratory. In my opinion she requires admission to hospital.Please insist that your daughter is seen tomorrow morning or take her to your nearest emergency paediatric department.The weekend is almost here and how is she going to manage over the next 3 days?Please let me know how your daughter gets on.

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Posted by: D | 2010-02-18

You forgot to say how old she is?

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Posted by: D | 2010-02-18

You forgot to say how old she is?

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