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Any suggestions on what i can give my 3 year old to help with her diarrhea?

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Asked by Pooks1284 at 11:35 PM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • I would let it run its course, make sure she is hydrated, if she is throwing up give small amounts of fluid. You want to get the bug out of the body not hold it in it could make a small child sicker!

    Answer by marilyp at 11:39 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Lots of fluids, My grandmother used to give us cheese, I dont know why she just said it would help lol and oddly it did.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:46 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • We bought some children's Imodium AD and it helped, but make sure she is drinking plenty of water!

    Answer by Amber115 at 12:17 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce & toast) all the those foods are binding and will help harden her stool.

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 2:03 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Ask the doc. about Pedialite. That is what i give my boys when they are having bad diarrhea. It has electrolytes in it and it prevents deydration. The BRAT diet helps too.

    Answer by team21 at 8:43 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Jaydin_Makenna is right, it's exactly what my children's doctor recommends well his is the BRATY diet, He suggests yogurt as well. Make sure you keep them hydrated as other momma's have cautioned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Plenty of fluids. If it's getting out of hand... mix some nutmeg in a drink and give it to your child. Always stops the poops here.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 4:53 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Water only. Do not give anything to drink that has sugar...gatorade, pedialyte, koolaid, juice, etc. Sugar makes it worse.

    Starches and carbs. Bananas, rices, pastas, potatoes, applesauce, crackers, breads...worry about nutrition later. No fruit, no vegetables, no fatty foods, nothing that would usually "help" one poop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Limit dairy, lactose can make diarrhea worse..... EXCEPT yogut, it has probiotics in it that can help replace some of the good stuff in the digestive tract. If you have a big milk drinker get some lactose free milk or soy milk.
    No fruit juices or sugary drinks, it will make things worse. Go with pedialyte and water.
    BRAT diet- Bananas, Rice, Applescause, Toast (breads), and also other high starch foods like potatoes, noodles, crackers
    You can also do things like chicken broth or chicken noodle soup

    And keep an eye on your childs bottom... it can get raw pretty fast with a lot of loose stools... use baby wipes and apply butt paste just like you would a baby


    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:28 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Our ped. suggested childrens pepto bismol and the BRAT diet as mentioned above. And if he does get a rash you can use a wash cloth with warm water instead of wipes its less irratating sometimes

    Answer by 82ndairbornewif at 9:14 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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