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Child has green stools. Taken Tamiflu earlier. Cause?

for the last couple of days my daughter, 5 1/2 years old, has had fuzzy green bowel movements. she had the flue a couple of weeks ago and she had to take tamiflue, but other than that i dont know what may have caused this. i asked her if she had eaten a lot of green veggies at school, but i dont think she could have eaten enough to make it as green as it looks!
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query,
tamiflu causes diarrhoea in 10% of cases.,she can have diarrhoe otherwise also,
most important thing is to maintain hydration,give her oral rehydration solution ,curd.,banana.
diarrhoea will subside in a day or two,but in case frequency increases or she becomes lethargic then take her to doctor,
your child will be well soon.
Gob bless
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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hello malinda

there are many reasons for green stools like Stool color is heavily influenced by diet. A high intake of green vegetables, such as broccoli or cabbage, can cause green stools, as can foods artificially colored with green dye, including some ice creams, fruit juices, sodas and breakfast cereals. Oddly, purple and blue food coloring may also cause green stools in children. Limiting intake of green foods and artificial dyes for a few days can determine if dietary causes are responsible for your child's green stool.
Iron supplements are a common cause of green stools, and artificially colored vitamin supplements, as well as those that contain sorbitol or fructose may also cause a temporary change in stool color. Laxatives may cause green stools due to their speeding up of bowel activity

Digestive problems that cause bile to pass more quickly through the intestines trigger green stools because the bile does not have time to transition from green to yellow to brown. Some disorders that may cause shortened bowel transit time include gastroesophageal reflux disease, thyrotoxicosis associated with hyperthyroidism, diarrhea due to food poisoning, infection, allergies, malabsorption, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Impaired re-absorption of bile due to intestinal inflammation or removal of the terminal ileum, and any disorder that increases the amount of mucus in the stool can also cause greenish bowel movements

Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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