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    Default 1yo with constant diarrhoea.

    Hi,

    My DS2 just turned 1. For the past 2 months it seems like he has had so much diarrhoea that I am beginning to think that something may be underlying.

    He has had 2 bacteria gastro infections that have required antibiotics plus another bout of viral gastro. It has been 1 week since he finished his last dose of antibiotics and no diarrhoea and I thought I would have a break. But then today it has started up again. He does currently have a viral infection though.

    Is there anything I can do? Do I get a referral to a paed?

    He started daycare 2 months ago and it has been never ending but this much diarrhoea is really getting to me and am wondering if something else may be attributing to it. He has been tested and is not lactose intolerant. I am beginning to feel like I am failing him.


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    Have they tested his stools to rule out things? What about gluten? Does he eat a lot of wheat? Pasta?

    Maybe a referral to a pead is next?

    Sorry not much help but I had it constantly for about 3 months and had a bug but had to get my stools tested to identify bug and the correct antibiotics

    Good luck poor darling

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    I had to put Ds2 on a pre biotic because of so many courses antibiotics. Maybe try that. Also cut out dairy products as it makes it worse when they get diarrhea. Good luck ruling things out. It has taken us 1 1/2 years to get rid of the runs.

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    Yep he is already on a probiotic, doesn't seem to be doing anything. They tested his stool for gastro and lactose intolerance. Came back positive to a bacteria and they treated with antibiotics. I have a repeat of it and am tempted to go get it tomorrow and continue for another 7 days.

    Yes I think I want to get a referral to a paed. Plus he is not a chunky kid, so I hate him losing weight as he doesn’t really have any to lose. I have once again cut out dairy apart from his formula. I was planning on weaning him off but am keeping him on until this sorts itself out. I have the Novolac Diarrohea one from last time so have put him back on that for a few days.

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    Sometimes after a gastro infection you can be a bit lactose intolerant. Have you tried cutting out lactose for a little while

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    Honestly I think you have nothing to worry about. It's quite common (both my boys had it at that age)
    What is his diet like? I found by bulking up his main meals with complex carbs helped (rice, pasta, bread etc)
    Often too much fruit and vegetables at this age can cause it.
    Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 03-07-2015 at 20:09.


 

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