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My son has had diarrhea for 4 days, is there a way to help stop it naturally?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Health

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  • Culturell added to his food will help restore balance to his tummy
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 4:28 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • You can do the BRAT diet, but if you look it up you're supposed to continue feeding him his regular diet. His body needs to dispose of the virus that caused the diarrhea. Let it run it's course.

    BUT...you can give him more starchy food like potatoes, pasta, bread.
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 4:29 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • My son is just getting over this. His has lasted for 11 days so far D:


     His ped said to keep him hydrated and avoid juice, to give him water and or gatorade. She also advised the starchy food and to avoid fruit because that can exacerbate the diarrhea. She also said to give him yogurt, 2-4 oz three times a day to help get good bacteria back into his bowel.


    If he has a diaper rash she said a sitz bath 2-3 times a day is great for that. She said 1/2 cup of baking soda in about 3 inches of warm water and just let him play around for about 10 minutes.


    If it goes on longer than a week he should see a doctor.


    Good luck!

    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:38 PM on May. 3, 2010

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