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Do you think the school will let dd1 attend this week?

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SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 19:47

She has had v bad dirroreah for the last week and it's showing no signs of easing. We were on holiday last week so she wasn't in school anyway. But she still has dirroreah.

She is going a minimum of five times a day. I know schools are funny about sickness, are they the same about dirroreah?

Apart from the pooing she doesn't seem at all ill. She is still eating and says her tummy feels okay.

She has already missed a fair bit this year as she had chicken pox and a tummy bug and has had issues with her eating which have made her ill. I'd rather her be in school as I can't see this passing quickly.

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Geepers · 08/02/2009 19:51

She shouldn't go in. She could pass it around, or have an accident. Don't do it.

Seona1973 · 08/02/2009 19:51

I think they are the same with diarrhoea i.e. 24 or 48 hours after the last episode (depends on their policy). Is she drinking milk/esting dairy? Try leaving it out for a few days as it can make things worse if she has a temporary lactose intolerance which can be common after a tummy bug. Has she been to the doctors yet?

singyswife · 08/02/2009 19:54

I would keep her off and take her to the gp tbh.

scienceteacher · 08/02/2009 19:55

24 hours after the last bathroom emergency

compo · 08/02/2009 19:55

I'd keep her off in case the other kids get it
how old is she?

onepieceofbrusselssprout · 08/02/2009 20:01

Yes 24-48 hours depending on local school's policy. She could have some type of infection/bug that is longer lasting than normal and this could affect other children (and teachers) worse than it has affected her. I would contact GP - GP may offer a telephone consultation initially rather than you risk taking her to the surgery.

I sympathise with you though, sometimes they seem to go through periods when it is one illness after another. Hope she is soon 100%

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:10

Okay I didn't think they would let her. TBH I think it is just the change lof water that has upset her. She has been with neice and dd2 all week and niether have caught it.

The water in Nottingham is soft ours is hard, it started when we went on holiday. If she is not better by Wed I'll take her to the gp.

Good tip about the dairy though. I'll try that. Will she need calciun supplements or will she be okay for a few days?

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SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:11

Oh she is 5 btw and in recpetion year.

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Geepers · 08/02/2009 20:13

Change of water is something my MIL would say. Surely that is an old wive's tale? ;)

SlightlyMadScotland · 08/02/2009 20:17

Change in water can change the consistency of my stools...but not to the extent of giving diarrhoea.

The rules vary from school to school. But the hpa advice is to exclude until at least 48hrs after last loose stool.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:17

I dunno. I used to get really bad skin when I came home after living in manchester and my grandad got a bad tum every time he went off shore

Maybe it is just coincidence? It did seem to start the day we went away.

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SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:19

Our water is very very hard so it was softer than ours.

I'll call the school in the morning and see what they say.

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newpup · 08/02/2009 20:20

If she has had diarreah for longer than a few days you should definately take her to the GP. Please do not send her to school as if she has a bug everyone else will catch it. Also, it would be awful for her not to make it to the loo in time at school

To be honest she probably needs a 24 hour fast, sounds harsh but you should not eat anything to allow the bug to leave the system and absolutely no dairy.

Please get some advice from your G.P tomorrow.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:25

hmm. I might take her to the doctors then. Last she had this my GP told me not to bother bringing her in untill she had it for ten days. Though I never did entirely trust that doctor. He is a tad strange and condesending.

I do want her to fast unless absolutely neccessary as she has troubles eating. She would be very happy to fast. Though it would be likely to carry on more than 24hrs.

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singyswife · 08/02/2009 20:27

I think as long as she is avoiding sugar and dairy she should be ok to eat. Sugar helps the bacteria to grow.

newpup · 08/02/2009 20:28

You definately need advice from someone qualified to give it. If it were me I would make an appointment with a G.P. tomorrow but make sure it is not the same one if you are not comfortable with him.

Hope she is better soon.

Seona1973 · 08/02/2009 20:35

you do not need to make your child fast. The advice is to let them eat as soon as they feel well enough to.

Treatment of diarrhoea

It also says to see the gp if it lasts more than 5 days in a child.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:35

I'll make an appointment with the lady doctor she is lovely. And in the meantime will avoid dairy and sugar. Any tips for brekkie? Mine is normally cereal and milk or eggs. Would fruit be okay?

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Seona1973 · 08/02/2009 20:36

what about toast? Banana would be ok but wouldnt go overboard on other fruits.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 08/02/2009 20:37

Sorry just read the link. So it's high carb like beans on toast?

Will definately call the doctors in the morning.

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Carbonel · 08/02/2009 20:43

Eggs are good for 'binding' but if scrambling avoid milk. Fruit, being acidic, should be avoided; dry toast (wholemeal if poss) is always supposed to be good.

it might sound an anomaly but lots of water to drink should help flush any bug through her system.

Plain chicken and fish are also supposed to be gentle on the tummy.

newpup · 09/02/2009 07:08

Lots of good advice on here! I only mentioned fasting as that is the advice my G.P. gave me last year for my 5 year old!!!! It did work though.

Funny isn't it how advice from a G.P. differs, you would think it would be the same. The G.P. we saw was very old fashioned and looked about 80 years old so maybe he was a little out of date!!!

Hope she is much better soon!

SlightlyMadScotland · 09/02/2009 21:08

I find that fasting helps it clear up to...actually I don't strictly fast them. I allow clear fluids and reasonably dry toast on request. It is very effective.

If you think about it any food you put into your gut is going to feed hte bacteria causing the diahrroea.

It may not be essential - but it is pretty effective.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore · 09/02/2009 21:10

She seems a bit better today. Only been twice but no school untill Wednesday at least and thats only if there is none tomorrow.

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