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4 year old with one week of loose stools and stomach cramps

Time for the BRAT diet, or the doctor?

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Asked by 4theLoveofLovey at 1:09 PM on May. 6, 2009 in Health

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  • BRAT diet, then doctor if it doesn't get better

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on May. 6, 2009

  • Both. They will suggest the brat diet to you but they need to check for dehydration as well and can take a sample of the stool to make sure its not something serious.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 1:12 PM on May. 6, 2009

  • A week is too long for this to be going on. His potassium and other minerals can be getting low, and he may have a parasite. Get the child to a doctor ASAP

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:01 PM on May. 7, 2009

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