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    Default Help me please! 3yo has the runs pretty bad.

    DS3 has had an upset tummy for 2 days now and is on the toilet every 20 minutes or so. His stools are yellow and loose/liquid. He's had diarrhoea in the past but usually never lasts more then 24 hours or causes this much disruption. Thankfully he's a water lover and drinking plenty of fluids, still weeing and nothing to suggest dehydration. But is there anything I can feed him or get at the chemist to harden his poo again. No other symptoms of illness, just the runs. This is our first 'serious case' of it so I desperately need advice, thanks hubbers x


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    There are products at the chemist so you can speak to a pharmacist but I would still suggest you see a doctor.

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    I was advised (and it helped) to give white rice cooked absorption method and not rinsed. The starch seems to help. Poor little one

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    I was advised not to give them anything to stop it as the bad bacteria needs to come out... not stay in. I gave my kids some inner health plus probiotics, to put some good bacteria in... otherwise, dry toast.

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    2 days at 2 years old and still going every 20 minutes = go to the doctor, or the emergency. He might not be dehydrated, but he might have a bad case of diarrhoea that needs antibiotics (eg. salmonella) or he may have low salt levels. I wouldn't be waiting any longer or trying any over the counter med's - they aren't suitable for 2yo's anyway unfortunately. Don't stay home.

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    Are you giving him gastrolyte. And avoid sugary foods , diary. It'll make it worse. Also are you putting nappy rash cream on. Even if he doesn't need it this will stop him getting a chaffed bottom.

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    I tend to agree with going to a dr. This is classed as chronic diarrhea. Dehydration can happen very quickly and the body once its already dehydrated will not absorb water quickly enough to replenish it as it will be low in salt. (Cant articulate scientificly this morning sorry baby brain) although it can take 24 to 48 hours to pass a nasty bug every 20 minutes still tells me hes not improving Seek medical advice. They may just tell you to get over the counter stuff or do nothing but better be safe I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    2 days at 2 years old and still going every 20 minutes = go to the doctor, or the emergency. He might not be dehydrated, but he might have a bad case of diarrhoea that needs antibiotics (eg. salmonella) or he may have low salt levels. I wouldn't be waiting any longer or trying any over the counter med's - they aren't suitable for 2yo's anyway unfortunately. Don't stay home.
    He is 3, does this still apply?


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    I would be seeing a doctor asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalasmooch View Post
    He is 3, does this still apply?
    Yes. I would think so.


 

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