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What causes white stool in a child?

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Posted on Sat, 5 Dec 2015
Question: My littke girl was sick on tuesday we tjought it was a 24 hour bug and would pass the next day she had dirra and then it had all cleared up untill today where she had a white stool and then tonight she was sicknagain
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
She needs to have liver function tests

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to health care magic!

Based on the history you have shared, white stools can be if bile or pigments which come from liver and makes stool yellow have been blocked or not getting mixed with stools. Preceding history of being unwell with diarrhea can also point out towards gastric infection. She needs to get evaluated for liver function tests, alongwith direct and indirect bilirubin levels. Also look for any yellowish discoloration of eyes or skin. Ensure fever charting. Meanwhile:

Give her plenty of fluids.

Use anti pyretics like acetaminophen in case of feve or body aches.

Give her oral rehydration salts and antacids like ranitidine.

Also use motility agents like domperidone which will decrease stomach symptoms as well help with nausea or vomiting.

Avoid greasy, oily and high protein and use more vegetables and fresh fruits.

Hoping her a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
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What causes white stool in a child?

Brief Answer: She needs to have liver function tests Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to health care magic! Based on the history you have shared, white stools can be if bile or pigments which come from liver and makes stool yellow have been blocked or not getting mixed with stools. Preceding history of being unwell with diarrhea can also point out towards gastric infection. She needs to get evaluated for liver function tests, alongwith direct and indirect bilirubin levels. Also look for any yellowish discoloration of eyes or skin. Ensure fever charting. Meanwhile: Give her plenty of fluids. Use anti pyretics like acetaminophen in case of feve or body aches. Give her oral rehydration salts and antacids like ranitidine. Also use motility agents like domperidone which will decrease stomach symptoms as well help with nausea or vomiting. Avoid greasy, oily and high protein and use more vegetables and fresh fruits. Hoping her a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.