Diarrhea....4 days already!!

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Registered: 06-13-2005
Diarrhea....4 days already!!
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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 12:55am
Hi ladies!
I need advice!! Thurs night he threw up, Friday diarrhea until present and 2 ear infections. He's been on amoxicillin since Sat. No more vomiting, that was just one day. But the watery poop won't stop. He's drinking plenty of fluids, pedialyte, gatorade..etc. and has a normal appetite, but I'm nervous and scared. Doctor says not to worry it can last up to 2 weeks. Anybody been through this???? First time mom and single.
Thanks so much!!!!!
Anna
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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 7:44pm

Hi, Anna! How is it going? Has there been any changes? Sometimes kids can get those kinds of symptooms from penicillin. Have you asked if this could be an alergic reaction? Is doesn't HAVE to be that but that is a possibility. In either case, there's nothing to really worry yourself about. You just may want to observe it for future ear infections.


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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 7:41pm
Thanks, Donna! Great helping out! =)

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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 1:38pm

dd= dear daughter

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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 12:32pm
Thanks, i'm glad i'm not alone. we are doing everthing you said!!! i too hope is passes soon.
p.s. was does DD, DH..etc mean. i'm not at all familiar with the lingo and how do you post photos and stuff!!!!!
anna
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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 9:39am

Yes, if he has the rotovirus or whatever it is that causes diarrhea it can last for up to 2 weeks. My dd had it when she was almost 5 and she had the diarehha bad for 7 straight days. It was awful, thankfully it was during the summer and not during school. We had to totally limit what she could eat and drink. Absolutely no milk or dairy products. You need bland foods that are easy on the stomach and no juice, it is full of sugar.

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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 1:05am

Doesn't amoxicillan cause loose stool? I seem to remember our doctor telling me that. Why don't you do a google search on the amoxicillan and see if that comes up.

It sounds like you are doing the right thing with all the liquids. I would just give him a bland diet (the BRAT diet - bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) and keep pushing fluids.

Hang in there,

Susan

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