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19 month baby, diarrhea, diaper rash. Normal blood and stool test. What could be this?

Hi. I have a 19 month old Lil boy in my care from the state when we got him 4 months ago he came with diarrhea and bad diaper rash.. it lasted 4 months took to the Dr they did blood and stool test and all normal.. I put him on gluten free diet goin on 4 weeks and he's now poopin rocks .. ?? Should I take him to a g.I dr?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Obviously the diarrhoea was due to gluten sensitivity
The diaper rash is due to stool irritating the skin...

Now the hard stool? It is most probably due to less fluid intake.
Increasing the amount of fluids will generally solve the problem (may need to chart it out for proper guidance)... Rarely stool softeners may be required...
Paediatric Gastro Enterologist (GI doctor) is the best option, if you could get one / but it is not an emergency...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Diarrhea lasting for 4 months should be properly investigated.

How many times is he passing stool in a day?
Is it watery?
Is the baby gaining weight normally?
Are there associated complaints like fever?

Please reply so that we can answer you better.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank your query on Healthcare Magic.

This child is having diarrhea most probably due to a virus.

The mainstay of treatment in diarrhea is to maintain the hydration of the child.

Give sips of oral rehydration solutions like Pedialyte, coconut water, and lemon water to maintain hydration.

Monitor his hydration by urine output, activity, skin turgor, and moist tongue.

Consult the Pediatrician for physical examination and for treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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