T.M. asks from Chicago, IL on December 07, 2006
Diarrhea. - Chicago,IL
My two yr old is constantly having diarreha for days at a time.She was born a premi and now her doctor has put her on pedi-sure.It seems like everything she eats she is going to the bathroom.My husbands Grandmother told me to give her some cheese.It helped her for like half a day.I have the boo-boo blues. help
C.L. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
My two year had diarreha that was like water, her doctor told me that was because she was conspation. Talk with your doctor to see if that the problem. If it not the problem with my oldest when she had diarrhea for couple days my grandmother told me to try jell-o water. Just take some jell-o mix it in a cup and just let her drink it. Hope things work out.
D. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
Hi T.. I am sorry to hear you are having problems with this as it can be very frustrating. My cousin's little one when through something similar and they started examining her diet. What they found was she has a sensitivity to gluten - it's called Celiac's Disease. Gluten is found in all forms of wheat and other related types of grains.
Her daughter was not having problems every day and then she would have issues all week one week. So, it was hard for them to pinpoint when the dr suggested examining the diet. Between that examination and some tests, this is what they discovered. By just changing her diet, they have NO issues. I hope this helps you - just do some research on your own about various causes of diarrhea as the diet may be a big clue as to why this is happening. Food allergies/sensitivities are so common in children. Best of luck and keep us posted!
M.P. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
My almost 2 yr. old was having a problem digesting Pedi-sure too. He was having trouble digesting the proteins in milk, so he's back on formula and doing great. Good Luck!
B.O. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
potato, it is the remedie:) just boil it. mashe it. do not use milk. it will helop imediately:) and for her loosinf electrolits give her frech orange juice .
D. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
My son constantly had diarrhea also. Until I realized that he had a milk intolerance, my pediatrician suggested Florastor. By the way, don't let them tell you that this having diarrhea is normal. You should try ruling things out first but to get you over the edge and to normalize your 2year old get this. You can only buy it at some pharmacies so I would suggest calling first. Alot of people won't know what you are talking about too because it is fairly new. I live in Batavia and the Target on Randall does carry it but you have to ask for it because it is in the back. It is a natural remedy for children with chronic or long term diarrhea. It is for a healthy gut is what it says. It really worked and you just mix it in with juice or something like that. Good luck!
P.S. I feel for you the day my son shot me in the face with his is when I completly lost it. (He was still in diapers but still!) I went 14months with my son telling the ped that there was something GI wrong with my son and because he had reflux it was also blaimed but I knew there was something else wrong. It makes me sad to thing that something so simple like changing to soy would make a world of difference.
T.G. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
Do you think it's the pediasure? I've never given it to my girls so I don't know what a typical reaction to it is. Is it a little flu bug? My 21 month old just went through a chronic case of diarreha last month. it last two weeks and now she has diarreha a couple times a week. I did not change anything in her diet or routine. Try putting her on the BRATY diet, bannanas, rice, applesauce (not apples), toast and yogurt (something about the active cultures helps). Definetely let your doctor know what is going on. Chances are they will tell you to ride it out unless she is getting dehydrated or has 8 or more bouts of diarreha a day. My daughter was only about 3-4 times a day and never got dehydrated. Watch out for diaper rash too! Hers started about five days in and I just finally got rid of it. Good luck, sounds like you have your hands full!
K.K. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
Braty diet worked for us!
J. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
Seems like you need some more help from your pediatrician. I would let him/her know that you are concerned about this and need more help in trying to help your 2 year old.
I would be wondering about food allergies and sensitivities trying the most easy to digest foods and over days adding more difficult to digest ones, like milk and wheat.