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    Default gastro in toddler

    DD2 has gastro and has since last thurs do a week now.
    i took her to Dr on monday who wasnt concerned as she wasnt showing signs of dehydration.

    question is how long do i leave it,
    do i go back to dr before weekend, after weekend or wait it out - however long that may be.

    TMI but each time she goes it goes everywhere as no nappy could possibly hold it. we're going thru 6 changes of clothes a day along with 2 cot sheet changes during the night.

    poor thing is eating and drinking less n less each day and is grumpy and irratible plus has a red raw nappy area which she screeches each time i wipe her.(im applying destinin and cornflour each change)

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    I would probably take her to the docs tomorrow just to be on the safe side.

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    Definately go to the dr. To have it for that long is not a good thing as dehydration can happen really fast.

    Is she still having wet nappies? I would even be inclined to go to emergency at the hospital.

    I hope she gets better soon.


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    I would go to doc also and for the nappy rash put some bicarb in a bath it really really helps their poor little aggravated bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasha1984 View Post
    Definately go to the dr. To have it for that long is not a good thing as dehydration can happen really fast.

    Is she still having wet nappies? I would even be inclined to go to emergency at the hospital.

    I hope she gets better soon.


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    i honestly dont know if her nappiesare wet as they are so covered in the gastro i can't tell.
    im waiting for dr's to open at 830 to call and hopefully get in.

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    Poor bub! One thing to consider is has she developed lactose intolerance secondary to GI infection like DS1 did. He had a gastro bug and afterwards if he drank milk he would immediately have diarrhoea, giving him a nasty rash. It's a short term thing until their gut recovers and they can have lactose free milk. Your GP should tell you more. Also consider getting a dairy free probiotic for her tum to help her recover. Hope she recovers soon!

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    Yes I would try and get into the drs and ask for a stool sample. After my toddler had gastro really bad for a few days he then continued with diarrhea for weeks after. Turned out he had a bacterial infection in his intestine so after every meal he would do a poo.

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    How did you go? Have you been able to get into a GP? I hope they have helped you.


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    One week is quite a long time, I wouldn't hesitate to take her back.

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    I agree a week is way too long! I'd be taking her back or seeing a different doctor.


 

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