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1 year old child, green, watery diarrhoea due to excess sugar intake. Cure?

My 1yr old son has had this very watery, green, sometimes gooey/slimey diarrhea for about 3 or 4 weeks. I asked his pediatrician about it about 2 weeks ago and she said its because of the amount of juice he is drinking. That the sugar in it is what is causing the diarrhea. I have been buying only 100% juice and tried cutting down on his sugar intake when possible. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Hello there,
Children of this age and above tend to suffer from what we call toddler diarrhea.
It is caused by excessive amounts of sugar found in synthetic fruit juices, chocolates and candies.
The best way to correctly diagnose this problem is to abstain from all such food items.
This results in stoppage of diarrhea. Cold drinks like cola and pepsi are also implicated in the same.
So the need of the hour is just avoidance of all that has been mentioned.
No medications are adviced for this condition. Keep your child well hydrated.
Give your child distilled water.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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