Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mandy | 2010-02-01


runny tummy please help

hi Doc, my son is 18 months and has a diarhea since Sunday. I took him to the GP on Monday, she prescribed dehydrants which he does drink but he still has a runny tummy though its not as frequent. He now has bum rash,which i think is caused by watery poo. He does eat. When is this going to stop? When do i take him to the Paed? Another thing, his last set of toofies is coming out. Thank you Doc

Expert's Reply



This is not due to teething. At your son's age an important cause is toddlers diarrhoea which is often due to too much fruit and fruit juice in the diet.Stop all fruit juice.The nappy rash often occurs for the same reason.Keep on with the Electrolyte solution such as Rehidrat giving your son frequent sips of this solution. Apply Bepanthen nappy cream after each nappy change.

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Posted by: Mandy | 2010-02-02

Thank you so much Doc, it all makes sense now

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