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Child has stomach pain, gas and very smelly stools. Remedy?

my 5yr old has started having stomach problems, gas , very smelly stools and having some stool accidents. I am thinking it may be lactose intolerance . We have started to chart what she eats and trying to cut out dairy products. stool is brown and runny sometimes and sometimes very foul and sticky. She says she has stomach pains and sometimes can t tell if she needs to go or just her stomach is hurting. She does have periods of a lot of gas.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.
Your child has an episode of Acute gastroenteritis due to a virus or bacteria or proptozoal like giardiasis.
Maintain and monitor her hydration.
Give sips of oral rehydration fluids like Pedialyte, coconut water, lemon water.
Monitor her hydration by her activity, urine output and skin turgor.
Probiotics like lactobacillus or saccharomyces can be given after doctor consultation.
At home you can give curd and yogurt for probiotic action.
Consult your Pediatrcian for the assessment of your child and for appropriate treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
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