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Immodium for toddler ???? help please

has anyone given there toddlerr a little immidum with excess diarhea her bottom is so sore she screams now just to poop al tlle of diarrhea

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millerchic

Asked by millerchic at 10:05 PM on May. 18, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • put vaseline on her butt it will help her... i never had to give my babies that.. sorry ill bump u
    chrstny88

    Answer by chrstny88 at 10:08 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • put bagbalm on bottom
    letstalk747

    Answer by letstalk747 at 10:09 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • I haven't given mine immodium... I always used the BRAT diet (Bananas, Apples, Rice, and Toast). As for the sore bottom, you can mix liquid anti-acid (maylox or storebrand, doesn't matter) with your diaper cream and slather it all over her diaper area. It is quite a mess, but it works. The reason is that the liquid anti-acid neutralizes the acid in the stool on contact and your diaper cream protects her skin. My son used to get bleeding diaper rashes all the time (very sensitive skin) and this cleared it up. I hope that works for your little one!
    daisypetals2000

    Answer by daisypetals2000 at 10:09 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • No, do not give it! Call your doctor's after hours line or go to an urgent care clinic. Little kids can get dehydrated very easily. If she has diarrhea because of a bacterial infection, immodium will only make it worse! Do not give pepto either! Please, call the doctor and protect her bottom with some vaseline, aquaphor. lanolin, or diaper rash cream!
    dwmom2008

    Answer by dwmom2008 at 10:10 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • I would never give immodium to a child or take it myself for that matter. Do coat her bottom with something like vaseline or diaper rash ointment. You may want to try acidophillus or yogurt with active cultures to slow things down.  Bananas and pasta can help too.

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 10:12 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • i did go to the doctors yesterday and he said viral she also has had bad temps was on hold forty minutes tonight they don't care doctor couldn't even call back nurse did said fluids barrier cream and tylenol well my daughter is not drinking now caus eshe realizes when she does she poops soo were does that leave me er or give her some immodium just a drop is what i was ganna give changing doctor office unbelieveable what they put me through tonight no caring or concern n i am calling there main office n complaining but anyway just scared of her really getting dehydrated tonight especially with the temp
    millerchic

    Comment by millerchic (original poster) at 10:16 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • but with yougrt as with dairy it will make her get sick just so frustrated
    millerchic

    Comment by millerchic (original poster) at 10:17 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • try popcicles - maybe she won't catch on that is frozen liquid?
    daisypetals2000

    Answer by daisypetals2000 at 10:37 PM on May. 18, 2011

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