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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: bev | 2009/03/06

Q.

Smelly toilet

Hi, my son was breastfed, then soya fed and always had smelly poo and gas. Even though he has been off soya for over 5 years and is now 10 years old, still has the most horrendously smelly gas and poo that it brings tears to your eyes. What can we do to help?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This problem is probably due to son's daily diet.he may be eating too much in the way of carbohydrtes. Another possible cause especially with his history is lactose intolerance. keep him on a completely dairy free diet for 1 week and see if there is an improvement.This diet must exclude absolutely every kind of food containing milk including foods such as yoghurt, ice cream,margarines [except Cardin or Ole] etc.

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