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

Small child, diarrhea, stools smelling like fish and vomit. Cure for symptoms?

My 18 month old daughter has had diarrhea for 10 days. No other symptoms. No fever , eating and drinking fine. Called dr office Friday and they said as long as she is eating and drinking, there is not need for concern. Her stool smells fishy and like vomit . Is this likely a virus? The length of time is what s worrying me.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  1053
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Diarrhoea for more than 14 days is called persistant diarrhoea and should be investigated.
Stool smelling fishy is usually indicative of vibrio cholera diarrhoea which needs to be treated.
But your child seems to be fine clinically which is a good sign.My advice would be to try out a probiotic and zinc preparation for some days and go for a stool test if possible. Kindly avoid milk, fruits and fruit juices,wheat products for time being. If her loose stools persist beyond 14 days please consult a specialist if possible.
Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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