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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nebza | 2011/02/19

Q.

My child has diarrhea

Hi running tummy on a 2year old?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You have given very little information. How long has this been going on?Loose stools can be very common at this age and is known as 'toddler's diarrhoea'. In many cases it is a reaction to the natural sugar called fructose which is found in fruit and fruit juice.Stop all fruit and fruit juice in your 2 year old's diet for at least 2 weeks and see if his/ her tummy settles down.If the stools improve do not give fruit juices to your child until things have really settled down for a long time and only give fruit such as bananas, apples and pears.

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