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Child passing frequent stools with chemical smell. Reason?

My almost 3 year old has had 2 dirty diapers in the last half hour and both had a chemically smell (like apoxy or hair dye) and the first had some black sticky (but NOT shiny like tar) in it. Almost like he had eaten way too many oreos. He DID have thin mints (the GS cookie) yesterday but I don t see how that would make it smell so foul. He will be 3 in about 2 weeks is 38lbs and off the top of my head I can t remember how tall he is.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having diarrhea which is mostly viral in nature and takes few days to subside.
Give oral rehydrarion solution if he start passing loose stools,give coconut water.buttermilk.curd.banana,boiled potato,rice porridge.
Give probiotic like lactobaccilus for 2 to 3 days and give only home cooked food.
Monitor his hydration status,his activity,urine output.
In case symptoms persist get him evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Ramesh Thamilarasan's  Response
watch your childs eating behaviour. it may reflect your childs food pattern. if the child is passing black tarry stools it may be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding. if the child is having loose stools with frequency >3 times consult your primary doctor.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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