Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Hildas | 2008/08/26

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Son' s stools have got black things, small black things.
I don' t know how to explain it, these thing are like those things that are inside the rooibos teabags but they are small, it started about 2 months back , then I bought vermox suspension for deworming thinking that it could be eggs of worms or something, he is 3 years old this month.
vermox caused diarrhia and stomach crapms, so I was not able to use it the way it was recommended, I gave him the 1st dose of 5 ml in the morning and then diarrhia started in the afternoon , so I skipped the evening dose. and gave him another dose 3ml the following morning and another 5ml in the evening.
then those things decreased , sometimes they were no longer there.
but now it' s back again full force, he does not seem sick at all.
what could be causing this? and if I need to take him to the doctor, do I have to take the stools with me???

the only new thing that was added recently to his diet is meat, he likes chicken too much I don' t know it icould be the cause

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I cannot advise you about your son's stool appearance without being able to see his stools.It could simply be due to certain types of food particles appearing in his stools. It would be best to ask your doctor to see him. You should definitely take a stool specimen along to the doctor.

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