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Toddler With Diarrhea

June 30, 2011
Mother soothing a toddler age girl.

My 2 yr old daughter has pale diarrhea and has a really bad diaper rash. What can I do for her?

By mommiof22011 from Stillwater, OK


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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

This onlly sounds gross to a non parent, but what does the diarreha smell like? If it smells really bad, like rotten eggs it could be roto virus. My boy had it twice when he was a toddler. Both times we had to take him to the hospital because he was dehydrated. As for the rash, go with Buttpaste made by beaudrox (sp). It comes in a yellow tube and is THE BEST stuff on the market. Her rash will be gone within a day. Good luck and I hope she feels better.

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

I would try taking her off any dairy for a few days. Both of my children developed temporary lactose intolerance after bouts with minor viruses when they were small. The diarrhea caused by their inability to handle milk caused terrible diaper rash! On the advice of a pediatrician I called (not ours, we were away the first time this happened), I stopped milk and all milk products for a few days, and it all cleared up.

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We used lactose-free milk and other products for a few months, then reintroduced regular milk to see if they could handle it. Both were fine after that.

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

Take her to the doctor ASAP. My son was like that when he was little and he needed a prescription cream to clean up the rash. I believe it was a fungal infection.

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

Please take the child to a doctor. It could be serious. Do not wait.

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

I was told by a nurse for diaper rash to buy ointment in the baby dept. at Wal-Mart that contains 40% zink oxide. This worked within a day.

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About the diarreha, she should be seen by a doctor. This could be very dangerous if not treated immediately. Good luck.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

My daughter is 20 mos and never really had diaper rash until she got what you are describing. Her poo looked like cookie dough (sorry for that visual, but it's the best description). It was pale and the same consistency. This was not usual for her. Turns out that I also started getting icky bowel problems and I concluded that we caught a stomach virus from daycare. This has happened to us a few times and the doctor said it's pretty typical and that it runs its course in a few weeks. It did. In the meantime, I just made sure I gave her lots of clear liquids.

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Also, I second the recommendation on Boudrouex's Butt Paste (actual name). The yellow tube or there's a green tube. I love the stuff.

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July 7, 20110 found this helpful

A very old remedy for diaper rash is to brown some white flour (cooking flour) in a dry skillet carefully stirring it till browned but not burnt. Cool it then put into a container and use like baby powder at each diaper change. it is soothing and healing. It really works well! try it yourself and you will be telling everyone about it! The diarrhea could be allergic reaction or just an upset tummy, mild plain foods; like mashed banana and mashed potatoes. Stay away from strong flavors and spicy foods. I sure hope this helps you! Donna

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July 9, 20110 found this helpful

Take her to her pediatrician before she gets dehydrated, which is extremely dangerous.

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July 9, 20110 found this helpful

My Dr. always prescribes a "BRAT" diet. Bananas, rice, applesauce and dry toast. Nothing that has any grease or oil. Not even butter. You can get Pedialyte at the grocery store as well as Pedialyte popcycles. It is extremely important that you keep the toddler hydrated.

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If you have any doubt at all that she is not getting better you should consult with a doctor. And believe it or not, my grandmother always used Crisco on a diaper rash and it went away. Good luck! Banty

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July 14, 20110 found this helpful

If you want to take care of it without drugs just give her over ripe banana. It worked wonders for my children.

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May 24, 2010

My 2 year old drank too much milk and now she has diarrhea, is there anything I can do? I gave her milk in the morning and then watered down juice. I just gave her water for the rest of the afternoon and she still had it. Are there any ideas that people have?

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May 24, 20100 found this helpful

No more sugary stuff while her system is getting back to normal. Sugar is hydrophilic (water loving) and will pull more water into her intestines. My daughter would get constipated a lot, and we had to avoid rice because it would make the situation worse. I'd suggest feeding her some bland foods...toast, mashed potatoes, a plain chicken rice soup.

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And, please, if you're very concerned you should give her pediatrician's office a call. I can always call and speak to the nurse. If she doesn't have answers for me, she'll check with the doctor and call me back. If they hear anything very worrisome, they'll recommend a visit (although sometimes a call is enough!).

I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. I know that upset tummies are no fun!

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May 24, 20100 found this helpful

Give her a cookie with coconut in it. As an adult, I eat a few flakes of coconut or sprinkle it on my cereal but a toddler might not eat that as easily as a cookie like a macarron. A natural remedy.

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May 24, 20100 found this helpful

My pediatrician had us use the BRATY diet: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and Yogurt. These foods are the best foods for diarrhea and vomiting. Of course, LOTS of water is important to avoid dehydration. Juice is absolutely out. Too much apple juice will give a kid diarrhea. You can also use Pediatlyte or Ensure if your child is sick for several days and you're worried about nutrients. The advice nurse at the doctors office will have more specific recommendations and there's typically no charge for the call.

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

Boil some rice with a lot of water, let cool, give her the liquid off the rice. This works.

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

One of my sons was sensitive to milk as an infant. We had to put him on soy milk until he was a toddler. Have you had the child checked for any allergy or sensitivity to dairy products?

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

I hope you have called your toddlers pediatrician! That is the very best person to ask advice because they know your little one!

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

When my kids were little and got diarrhea, I made some jello and before the jello gelled, I gave them a glass of "jello water". It always seemed to help, plus it got some liquids into them. They always liked it. I don't know if that is what the pediatrician would recommend, but it worked for us.

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May 26, 20100 found this helpful

Try the BRAT diet, B-banana, R-rice, A-applesauce, T- toast, plain. This is a very old remedy, which was used for my mom, me, my kids, etc. Usually works. No more juice.

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June 30, 20100 found this helpful

I feel your pain. My 13 month old has had diarrhea for 24 days. We did stool testing, today we did blood draw. She had diarrhea two months ago, also lasting about three weeks before it finally cleared up. She has no other symptoms except very mucusy stool. But when it lasts this long it is hard to tell what else may be impacting the problem. She has been teething some, also came down with another viral illness after about one week into the diarrhea, but that supposedly cleared up according to her pediatrician. I'm at a complete loss as well. We're going to wait for the blood workup to come back and then go from there to a ped GI specialist if no definite results. I hope your son gets better soon. I will post an update on our situation.

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