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My son has diarrhea, what should I give him?

His stool BM is very watery, it has no consistency at all. He doesn't have a fever and he doesn't seem uncomfortable and he is playing as usual.

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Asked by JewelandJoseph at 9:54 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Health

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  • How old is he? I would probably just push fluids, limit sugar, and feed him tummy-friendly foods (like the BRAT diet, plus plain lean meats).

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 9:55 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Pedalite

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • he is 2yrs old.

    Answer by JewelandJoseph at 9:57 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • do not give him any milk, that would cause the problem to get worst. Cut anything that might contain milk: eg. yogourts, cheese sticks, etc. Make him some rice water. Boil the water and add some rice, add a littlebit of sugar and like half of a cinammon stick. Make sure the rice is soft, and he can also have that to drink, I do that for my son, he doesn't really like pedalite. That's my mom's recipe. lol =)

    Answer by jcampos at 10:01 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • The BRAT diet is what you should give kids when they are sick
    It is easy on the stomach...Little home remedy for you...cut the apple in wedges and let air for awhile, yes until it turns a little brown, the oxidation actually creates a natural imodium .. :)

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 10:24 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • I agree w/ Mom Shawn. Applesauce too. I also really believe that chicken soup is good for every ailment. homemade or can doctored up w/ a lil fresh garlic and ginger.

    Answer by onlycathyo at 10:39 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • some say yogurt works good for that

    Answer by jodi205 at 10:50 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • I know when my girls get sick they want noodle soup (chicken noodle) and I can usually get them to eat a few crackers as well, I go for ones with unsalted tops. I make my own chicken noodle soup as well, because the stuff in the can sometimes is too salty. I also push alot of liquids, water, juice (diluted orange), decaf tea, and even a bit of Gatorade. My girls are 3 and 1 and this helps them out when they are like this. Take Care!

    Answer by BabyBeans0506 at 12:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • Thank you all for your advice i really appreciate it.

    Answer by JewelandJoseph at 1:35 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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