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what can i give my 16 month old to stop diarrhea

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Asked by steffieangel at 12:50 PM on Aug. 18, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • A visit to the doctor

    Answer by feralxat at 12:57 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • You should call the Pediatrician to ask if they recommend something. Adults can take Immodium, but I don't know if they make a children's version. Also consider that this is how whatever virus or bacteria your child picked up is working itself out of your child's system. While it is uncomfortable for a child to have diarrhea, perhaps letting things run it's course might be the best plan. I would always recommend calling the child's Dr. though.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:57 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Nothing
    Unless the child is getting dehydrated(which would warrant an ER visit) you just have to push fluids and wait it out
    The diarrhea is getting rid of the virus/bacteria

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:58 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Diarrhea resolves itself. There's no need to give anything. It is the body's way of cleaning out viruses and bacteria from the digestive tract. If you stop it then whatever is causing it, will remain in the body.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 1:02 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • The BRAT diet can help relieve some of the symptoms. Bananas, rice, apples, toast.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:17 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Probiotics will help with recovery but it will still have to run it's course.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Sometimes stopping diarrhea is not a good thing. Depending on why the kid is having it in the first place. Call or go to the doctor if it does not stop.


    Answer by louise2 at 1:39 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Just keep pushing fluids--water, Pedialite, Popsicles--till the diarrhea runs its course. I hope your little one feels better soon.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:07 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

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