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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can diarrhea in a toddler be treated?

I have a 3 year old that has had diarrhea since Dec. 17th. We give her pedialite and Gatorade for sever al days, it gets much better but then it comes back. She has had several bouts of diarrhea this year. Every time she comes back from weekend visitation she comes back vomiting and she ends up with diarrhea. In September she came back sick and was hospitalized and they found traces of street drugs in her system but judgewoulnt stop visitation. Her carbon dioxide was 8, almost lost her
Fri, 16 Feb 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello! Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

The bouts of vomiting and diarrhea need to be carefully documented not only by you but should also be documented by a doctor or lawyer each time. If possible you should request a review of the visitation agreement again. Wishing you the best.

Hope this clarifies your concerns. Thank you for the query.

Take care

Dr. Michelle Gibson James, General & Family Physician
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
Thanks for contacting with your health concern

1. As the symptoms are long-standing thus probably we are dealing with chronic diarrhea
2. You need to see your primary care doctor who might manage him symptomatically but may refer you to consult a Pathologist or an infectious disease specialist to know about the culprit behind diarrhea, [i.e. is it viral, bacterial or parasitic infection] and then prescribe accordingly, till then

- wash hands properly [before eating, after using the washroom and after handling pets/waste].
- drink boiled water and properly cooked vegetables [avoid raw/ undercooked food and tap water]
- wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consumption.
- Add probiotic food [curd, sourdough bread] which will help maintain proper digestive function]
- take plenty of water, liquids,orolyte, black tea, overripe bananas, coconut water. As loose motions decrease take soft diet, soft rice, bread, toast, cornflakes, dry fruits, salads.
- Avoid aerated drinks, milk, chilies, deep fried foods.

3. If still there is no relief, consult a Gastroenterologist for necessary examination and investigation
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