Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
174 Doctors are Online

Toddler suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and burping. What is causing this and cure?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 8708 Questions
toddler with rotten egg burps and farts, 24hrs ago vomited 3x and has had diarrhea since early yesterday morning. Today bowel movements are less frequent but still liquidy, yellow-tan color sediment. Had pneumonia 2 wks ago, drank cow milk at day care 24hrs after completion of course of antibiotics. He is sensitive to cow milk and was congested for several days after. 24 hours before diarrhea and vomiting he ate food at a potluck and ingested the egg whites of 3 hard-boiled eggs made at home sporadic snacking and liquids until bedtime. No lethargy today, but spurts of lethargy yesterday. Farts and burps are foul-smelling of eggs. yesterday complained of abdominal pain and anus pain from diarrhea. Today no pains, but uncomfortable during bathroom trips.
Posted Mon, 26 Nov 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
It seems that the symptoms your child is having is related to the food allergy or an intestinal infection. Most likely it is a viral infection and is self limiting. The symptoms usually subside over 4-5 days.
The main motive of treatment is prevention of dehydration. Preventing or treating dehydration in children focuses on replacing lost fluid and electrolytes (sodium and potassium). Administering fresh fruit juices is the most effective way of doing this.
If he is behaving normal and has normal appetite then there is nothing much to worry about. Gradually give him BRAT diet (i.e. bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) or soft easily digestible semisolid diet and whitegrape juice.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor