Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jesse | 2008/10/14


Very bad diaree - 8month old


Please can someone urgently tell me what i can get for my 8 month old he suddenly started having very bad diaree since Sunday night. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he only prescribed me reuteri drops and saches i must put in his bottle so he doesnt dehidrate. My problem is his tummy still runs and his bums are red. Shame. Since Sunday he must have made round about 16 pooh nappies. He is definately not dehidrated as he eats purtity well and drinks his rooibos tea too. I have taken him off milk since sunday. Please help - stressed mommy

Expert's Reply



The doctor has treated your bay correctly. The most important fluid to give him is the Rehidrat. Give him frequent sips. Do not give him any fruit juice. If his diarrhoea persists please take him back to your doctor so that his hydration can be checked.

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Posted by: Bengi | 2008/10/14

If it is white sarchet and they are 10 inside (i forgot the name of it but it is something forte if i' m not mistaken) then don' t put it in his/her bottle just mix it with 5-10ml of water(boiled) and give her/him to drink it will work quicker than putting in a full bottle of milk and she/he must finish all those sarchet then you can be worried after she/he finish them and you don' t see any change. Maybe she/he is teething or it is a sign of it. Let him/her get well soon

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