My 13 Month Son Has Diarrhea

Updated on October 04, 2010
Y.A. asks from Los Angeles, CA
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hi to all mothers my 13 month son has diarrhea for a week. on saturday morning he woked up throwing up and so did i. I was sick for 3 days vomiting only on saturday. he had no symptons of vomiting anymore or diarrhea until the next day. since then he has gotten a bad rash even if i change him a soon as he finishes. he has a diarrhea sometimes its yellow other times its green sometimes it water and others its gooshy it keeps changing could he be teething? what can i do?? please help any advice is good.

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answers from San Diego on

I am a mom and now grandma who was not one to run to the doctor anytime the kids were sick. That being said, any time a child has diarrhea for more than two or three days I took the child to the doctor. It is not good for the child to become dehydrated and if the symptoms last for more than that long there may be some infection or something that needs to be addressed with medicine.

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answers from Honolulu on

Make SURE, he does not get dehydrated.... that is important. Young children/babies can get dehydrated quickly.

Look online for dehydration symptoms in children....

Take him to the Doctor.
1 week of diarrhea is a long time... and throwing up....
you need to take him to the Doctor.



answers from Boston on

i just went through this with my 12 month old its called teethin syndrom they get all that when they are teeting its nothing to worrie about



answers from Los Angeles on

We went through this a couple weeks ago. My 13 month old daughter had 2-3 days of diarrhea but no vomiting, fever, etc. She seemed to be acting fine. We put her on the brat diet (banana, rice, applesauce, toast), no cow's milk. I noticed she had a molar coming in and thought it might just be that, but then I got sick too, with vomiting and diarrhea. Now I hear there is some sort of stomach bug going around. We called her doctor after the first couple of days and he said we could also give her yogurt (for all of its good bacteria). She likes water but she didn't like the grape flavored Pedialyte. And thankfully I had a bunch of frozen breast milk which we used to make sure she stayed hydrated and fed. (She quickly got bored of the simplified diet.) The Dr said we only needed to bring her in if she had blood in her stool, high fever and/or if she became lethargic. It took more than a week to reestablish her regular diet (and mine). For the rash, have you tried Aquaphor? I know it sucks and it hurts to think of them in pain. Good luck and feel better.


answers from Erie on

Try nothing but clear fluids (breastmilk is ok) for 24 to 48 hours, to help the colon heal. Then introduce the BRAT diet- bananas, rice, applesauce, toast- until you see solid stools.
Often when a child has diarrhea for so long, any food will irritate the intestines. A clear liquid diet give the intestines a chance to "rest and rebuild", as well as preventing dehydration. Let him go without a diaper as much as possible, that will help with the rash.



answers from Shreveport on

Sounds like a virus. Our pediatrician told us it could take up to 7 days for diarrea to stop. Try to give him pediylite, startching foods, no dairy. I would give him crackers, bananas, dry toast cereal. Hope he feels better, on the other hand my 16 month old is geting molars ina nd had for3-4 days mushy guacamole type poop.



answers from Los Angeles on

Dear Y.:

This is clearly a case of food poisoning. Very common in kids who eat eggs and chicken but can come from many other foods.

Very easy to resolve:

Bio-Chlor-Dox: 5 drops in the mouth 3 to 5 times a day and an adult probiotic:
Biodolphilus Powder: 1/2 tsp in the mouth twice a day. Can be follow with water or just eaten.

It will be gone in 2 to 5 days and most like won't return.

Good Luck




answers from Los Angeles on

My one year is experiencing the same issue and when we went to urgent care last night they told me to limit his sugar intake and foods with acid such as things with red sauce which is part of his Gerber meals. They said that is he likes juice and does not drink water alone then put a little juice and pedialyte and mix them but do not give gatorade or anything like that and also cheese and yogurt are good to bind his system and bananas but again bananas have a lot of sugar. Hope this helps and baby feels better



answers from Springfield on

My son had a really bad case once and had bad diaper rash. The nurse recommended Paladin (I had to ask the pharmasist where it was, but it is over the counter), and it worked like a charm! I had always used a zinc-oxyde, but it wasn't helping. Paladin really helped within hours!

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