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What Causes Diarrhea In Infant While Teething?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: Hi Doctor,
My daughter has completed 9 months and her first tooth has appeared (upper front tooth). We are feeling that her behaviour has become a little bit cranky and she is doing potty more frequently. She did potty three times today though previously she was doing potty only once sometimes in 2 days. It is normal in teething? We are giving her homeopathic medicine BC21 (2 tablets twice daily) as of now.

Any suggestions or precautions during this period to make this teething process comfortable for baby? Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Mouthing objects is the reason for frequency in stools

Detailed Answer:
Hi....I understand your concern. Frequency of stool while teething is very common. After I explain the logic behind it, you will be more comfortable.

Toddlers keep everything they find into mouth to sooth the sensation of erupting gums due to teeth coming out. While doing so some impurities on the objects they put into mouth go into their system and this causes mild increase in frequency of stool.

Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.

You can prevent it by keeping all her toys and objects in her vicinity clean and wiped.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (8 minutes later)
Thanks doctor for your reply.

Do you suggest any other medicine not for stools issue which I have understood from your reply but, generally during teething process?

Regards,
xxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
It's a natural and physiological processes - no need for medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... it's a natural and physiological processes which all of us have been through. No need for any medication please.

But I do not know about the homeopathic medicine which you have quoted. So I am unable to comment on it.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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What Causes Diarrhea In Infant While Teething?

Brief Answer: Mouthing objects is the reason for frequency in stools Detailed Answer: Hi....I understand your concern. Frequency of stool while teething is very common. After I explain the logic behind it, you will be more comfortable. Toddlers keep everything they find into mouth to sooth the sensation of erupting gums due to teeth coming out. While doing so some impurities on the objects they put into mouth go into their system and this causes mild increase in frequency of stool. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry. You can prevent it by keeping all her toys and objects in her vicinity clean and wiped. Regards - Dr. Sumanth