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Infant having watery greenish stools, running nose. On formula with iron. No immunizations taken yet. Need to be worried?

My 8 month old daughter has had very loose/watery stool that has been greenish with stringy lines of black since last Thursday. She was fussy for a few days last week, is drooling a ton ( teething I m sure) but the sitter told me today she had really grey BM s 2X in 3 hrs with a blue speck in it (she thought could be a cupcake sprinkle I m sure she took a chunk out of a Nerf bullet my son left on the floor). Of note: She is formula fed Enfamil with Iron (yellow kind), she did get some raw hamburger that I did not know fell on the floor last Monday. She was extremely fussy last night and her nose was running clear (we live in a high allergen area), she is up to date on her immunizations , urine is dilute, no fever, no jaundice, no distended belly, no tender abdomen/no rigid abdomen. She is playful and happy.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Your child seems to have gastroenteritis due to some contamination most probably due to contamination by keeping hands in to mouth.
I advise you to give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte to prevent dehydration.
Monitor her hydration by activity and urine output.
Probiotics like lactobacillus or saccharomyces and zinc supplementation can be give after the consultation of the Pediatrician.
The fussiness was due to cold with running nose.
For cold you can give oral antihistamine in prescribed dosage and if there is nose block, put nasal saline drops one or two and clear the nostrils.
Consult your Pediatrician for further advise.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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