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DD has really offensive smelling, mucousy diarrhea

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simplicitea Sun 17-Aug-14 12:44:27

Started on Friday so third day of it now, shes having a movement every couple of hours or so. Like the title says its really offensive smelling, and very slimy looking with mucous. Started off dark green in colour but has now progressed to bright orange in colour? (apologies if youve just eaten your lunch!)

Shes not unwell with it, shes eating and drinking fine and playing as normal, im just worried as a few days ago I caught her playing with dirty rain water in the garden and im wondering if she has picked up an infection from the water?

Last time I visited the GP with her when she last had diarrhea he brushed me off and said there was nothing they could do and no need to worry until the diarrhea has lasted a solid two weeks.

What do you think it could be? And is there anything I can give to ease symptoms? I have been giving her diaroltye but shes a good drinker so not too worried about dehydration. Shes 2. Thanks smile

LizzieMint Sun 17-Aug-14 12:48:56

Whenever mine have had that (eye-watering stink!) it's been teething related. Don't know why, but it just seems to have a really distinctive smell and very mucousy. Shortly followed by a tooth emerging. Has she got her molars through yet?

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 17-Aug-14 12:51:11

Does she get a lot of chest infections/chesty coughs?

simplicitea Sun 17-Aug-14 13:01:30

Thanks both for the replies. She is getting her back teeth through at the moment so could be that.

She has had quite a few chest infections in the past and has been prescribed an inhaler but I havent noticed anything recently, no coughing or wheezing etc unless shes got one coming sad

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 17-Aug-14 13:06:53

I think she could do with being seen by a paediatrician. Teething can cause diarrhoea, but there are medical conditions which also cause chest infections and foul smelling poo, so she should really be checked over, just to make sure it's not anything which needs treating.

simplicitea Sun 17-Aug-14 13:30:41

Yes I will take her to GP Lady thanks, she had 6 chest infections last year all of which required antibiotics, and two hospital stays after febrile convulsions related to the infections. The GP mentioned possible asthma and prescribed the inhaler but will now mention the foul smelling diarrhea too, even if its just to put our minds at rest.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 17-Aug-14 13:39:51

Oh, that's a lot. I think it would be a good idea if you pushed for her to see a paediatrician. I'd be quite insistent. She could do with being checked for Cystic Fibrosis. I'm really not saying that she could have this, it's just something they could do with checking, if that makes sense.

simplicitea Sun 17-Aug-14 14:33:18

Thanks, youre right its worth being checked even if to rule it out. A quick google on the NHS website shows shes matching some of the symptoms im surprised the GP hasnt mentioned it with all the chest infections shes had.

She didnt have a meconium blockage as a newborn but she did spend 5 days on iv antibiotics after possible inhalation of meconium, I always wondered if there was any connection to her chest infections to be honest.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 17-Aug-14 14:36:20

Hard to say, but ds had pneumonia when he was 8 months and had a weak chest afterwards for a long time - chest infections and asthma. It could be down to this, but it would be sensible to check her for other things too, such as a gluten intolerance etc.

twojumpingbeans Sun 17-Aug-14 20:35:47

Wow, bit of a leap to CF, stinky plops can be allsorts. Repeated chest infections too. I wouldn't worry unnecessarily OP. See your GP, put your mind at rest. CF is very rare. I am speaking from experience, unfortunately, my DD2 has CF. Do you have a child with Cystic Fibrosis too lady? I sometimes symptom spot too, I guess because its such a massive part of our lives we 'see' it everywhere!! Anyway, PM me if you like, I'd be happy to chat smile. Don't worry OP, hopefully it's just a bit of toddler squits!

simplicitea Sun 17-Aug-14 21:17:31

Thanks twojumpingbeans, must admit I dont know a lot about cystic fibrosis, and after having a look online really dont think DD has it, but nonetheless will visit the GP to put our minds at rest.

We still have the squits over here, and poor dd now has an angry red blistered bum poor mite, shes been blathered in sudocreme smile

Newborns are now screaned at birth for cf.

My dd's have very stinky nappies when they are teething.

Newborns are now screaned at birth for cf.

My dd's have very stinky nappies when they are teething.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 17-Aug-14 21:53:29

I used to work in the NHS. There's a distinctive smell. No harm in checking, especially as the OP's dd has had a fair few chest infections (and I did say it's probably not this, it would just be something to rule out).

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