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Diahera in Toddler with Antibiotics

Hello again. My son has ahd a cold for the last 7-8 days and yesterday developed an ear infection. The dr prescribed anti-biotics that he has been on before. The dr mentioned a side effect could be diaherra. He never had it in the past, but to stay ahead of the game I gave him his probiotic in his milk to help his belly or so I thought. The poor guy all day as had a runny diapers. Is it due to the antibiotics or because i started the probiotics too soon? He also hasn't wanted to eat very much...so what can I give him to help with the diahera? Thanks mom's

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The BRAT diet works best. Bannans, rice, applesauce and toast. He could also not be hungry if he is feeling bad from his ear infection. I would keep him on the brat diet until his diahrea stops. Hope this helps. You can also give him pedialite. Is he allergic to milk? Some probiotics say not to take them if you have a milk sensativity.

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Yogurt with active cultures should clear it up. When my toddler is on Antibiotics, I give her at least two active yogurts a day. Keeps the diarrhea away. I have actually used the probiotics IN the yogurt before. Hope he clears up, soon!!

My son has a problem with one type of antibiotics that has done that to him. I called my doctor and they just switched the type of antibiotic and he was fine. My doctor knows now that he can't prescribe him that type.

Do not be afraid to continue the probiotics. Probiotics are always benificial when ABX are involved. It is most likely due to the ABX if this is a listed side affect.

Milk can actually have an loosening effect on many people's stools- could it be due the milk? maybe too much milk? Maybe the milk and the ABX together are both doing a job on him?

Giving him probiotics is important to start right away. Yes, the antibiotics will keep wiping the good stuff out, but at least you're helping re-seed the gut with beneficial bacteria along the way. Try to give probiotics at different times than the antibiotics...that maximizes your chances of keeping some of the good bacteria alive. Good luck. Antibiotics are tough to deal with.

The BRAT diet works best. Bannans, rice, applesauce and toast. He could also not be hungry if he is feeling bad from his ear infection. I would keep him on the brat diet until his diahrea stops. Hope this helps. You can also give him pedialite. Is he allergic to milk? Some probiotics say not to take them if you have a milk sensativity.

It could be the antibiotic or it could be the stomach bug. It was going around my preschool this week. If it continues over 24 hours call the doc to change his prescription. In the meantime try to give him binding foods, bananas, rice, toast. I don't think the probiotics could have done it.

First stay away from dairy, they aid in this problem. Also talk with the Dr.'s office and let them know what has happened. They may want him to stop and start on something else.

You didn't mentioned how old your son is, but when my daughter was a toddler (she's almost 19 now) I would give her applesauce and bananas to help bind her up so the diarrhea would let up some. Also what you will want to add to his diet is acidophilus yogurt - this will help put back the 'good' bacteria back into the intestine.

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