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Howcan i stop diarrhea in my 1 year old?

My daught has had diarrhea for 5 days now, and ive tried everything i can think of and what others have suggested to make her stools a litle harder and nothing is working! i dont know what to do and im about to just take her to the doctor since shes also not drinking alot of fluids starting last night.. but today the diarrhea is worse! more liquid in her stools :( please help asap!

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Asked by frozeninak at 5:04 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Health

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  • have you tried pedialyte?


    Answer by robinalbright at 5:05 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • If it's been going for 5 days now she really should probably go to the doctor anyway. There's always the BRAT diet but after 5 days it may be a symptom of something worse.

    Answer by Slinkee at 5:07 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Yes, take her to the doctor or to an urgency clinic. Dehydration is a serious problem and she may be headed for it if she isn't drinking much. If possible, would you let us know how she is doing?

    Answer by Bmat at 5:20 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • 5 days... she needs to go to the doc. Stop giving juices in any form and give her pedilyte (sp); give her a BRAT diet also: Bananas Rice Applesauce Toast. Also give her some cheese on the toast, my DD loves cheesy bread and the cheese helps stop her up to.

    Answer by angeladh82 at 5:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Diarrhea in a baby that lasts for 5 days should be checked out by a doctor immediately!  She is probably dehydrated!


    Answer by beeky at 6:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Tried pedialyte, shes slowed down alot in poopy diapers, but their still preatty runny. But shes been drinkin more fluids. and yeah ive been doin the BRAT diet for 2 days now...Going to take her to doc first thing in the morning. Thanks everyone :)

    Answer by frozeninak at 8:23 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • give her lemon , apples and carrots very good and lots of fluid

    Answer by fire at 2:44 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

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