Posted by: mumpy | 2007/12/17


diareaha in 17 month old

hi my daughter is 17 months and for the last day has had horrible diareaha that sounds like water as it comes out. she has nt wanted to eat solids or drink her bottle and always just wants juice. we went away for the weekend and there was only brown water that i had to wash her bottle with - gave her mineral water tho. do you think its from that? or what? what must i give her to eat?
What can i give her if she has cramps as she is waking crying?

Expert's Reply



Your daughter has a gastro infection and will become dehydrated if she does not take sufficient fluid. Stop all milk and solids for a day and give her Hydrol or Rehidrat solution to drink as often as she will take this. Do not give her fruit juices as this will aggravate her diarrhoea.After 24 hours on rehydration fluids and electrolytes she should be a lot better and you can restart her normal diet. If she still has diarrhoea please take her to her doctor.

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