Childhood Diseases

Posted by: School | 2010/09/28


Teething causing Diarrhoea?

Hi Professor,

Can teething and the excess saliva from it, cause diarrhoea? My one year old has watery stools about once a day with a slight nappy rash. This has been going on for about a week.

He has been drinking full cream cows milk since he turned one year and is now 14 months.

I treat the rash with vaseline and cornflour and it takes it away. Can I give him something for the watery stools or is there no need for concern?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply



This is not due to teething. One possible cause is fruit juice or fruit that he is eating. Try him off all fruit and fruit juice for at least 2 days and see if he settles down. If he does do not give him any fruit juice.He can eat apple or pear and bananas.If he does not settle down try a growth formula instead of regular cow's milk.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/09/28

Teething does not cause diarhea.

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