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Diarrhea and rashes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   my 17 month old son has diahrrea and its pure liquid.
Doctor :  
User :   and it has caused him 2 get a bad rash that in some spots has taken skin off his little bottom
User :   he has no other symptoms tho
Doctor :   is the diarrhea still present?
User :   we have been giving him powerade and dry toast and i have been putting desitin on his rash and letting him play in the tub for about 30 mins b4 bed time.
User :   yes the diarrhea is still present. its nothing but pure liquid
Doctor :   ok

User :   nothing is helpin the diarrhea or the rash
Doctor :   diarrhea is from how many days?
User :   3 or 4 maybe 5
Doctor :   have you got the stool examination done?
User :   no
Doctor :  
this is indicated in this case
User :   i havent taken him to a ped yet. i didnt think itd last this long
User :   and he is fine other than the diarrhea. no fever he eatrs and drinks fine
Doctor :  
it may require antibiotic and it will be decided by the stool test
Doctor :  
and the rash will subside only once the diarrhea is controlled
User :   so i have no other choice then to take him to the doctor? no home remedies will fix this 1?
Doctor :  
as the stools are watery and it is since 4 to 5 days it is infective in cause and you need to visit doc

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