Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ANON | 2008/10/23

Q.

Tummy bug

I know that alot of children have a tummy bug at the moment- I would just like to know how long these symtoms last - My 4and a half month old baby seems to have the bug and has had very bad diarohee since tuesday - She drinks her bottles well and she is drinking about 250ml rehydrate per day, but shame I wish it could just stop now?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a difficult question to answer as the time that babies have diarrhoea once they have an infection is very variable. Often the diarrhoea stops after 24 hours but sometimes lasts for a week or longer. You baby seems to be quite comfortable and is drinking her bottle and the Rehidrat, so she should recover quite soon.

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