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URGENT - Diarrhea advice

(6 Posts)
crouchingtigeress Thu 10-Feb-05 23:21:26

My 19 month old has had the above for THREE WEEKS. Luckily he seems fine, is drinking and eating normally. But has 3 soiled (average) nappies a day.

The doctor says just keep giving fluids. His stools sample came back as normal.

I think I may lose my job soon as I have been away for several weeks.

Has any one experienced this with their toddler?

PLEASE any advice would be appreciated.

vict17 Thu 10-Feb-05 23:24:11

My 10 month ds has about 3 or more dirty nappies a day if that's any help

ionesmum Thu 10-Feb-05 23:27:30

Yes, my dd1 was the same at this age, and still is sometimes. It's usually due to a food intolerance and they will outgrow it. If he is otherwise well, I wouldn't worry, although you could try keeping a food diary to see if there are any trigger foods, usually wheat or dairy. hth

suzanneme Thu 10-Feb-05 23:35:48

Sounds pretty normal for a toddler to me - they call it 'toddler diarrhoea'. Are his nappies actually loose? In any case 3 a day isn't that bad in my book...DD often has 4-5! Sorry not to be more help, but it should go as he gets a bit older. Surely he can go back to nursery if his samples are clear? Loads of small kiddies have this and it's perfectly normal in most cases.

Fran1 Thu 10-Feb-05 23:47:23

Tell the nursery it is not diarrhea just loose poos!

You have tests to prove it is nothing contagious.

My dd had a several months worth of loose poos around that age and i put it down to the fact that she was guzzling too much cow's milk. (she was having a bottle to go to bed with, and again in the night because i was trying to stop bf at time) And she also drinks a lot of cow's milk in cups during the day etc.

crouchingtigeress Fri 11-Feb-05 00:15:12

Sounds good, otherwise I might be off for a year.
Thank you all for your advice, now get some sleep.

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