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Toddler's Diarrhea

Toddler Diarrhea


  • Symptoms of Toddler’s Diarrhea Toddler’s diarrhea is a specific type of diarrhea in small children, and usually presents with: Yellowish to brown watery stools. Passed between 2 to 6 times daily, and sometimes as many as 10 bowel movements.[healthhype.com]
  • History of present illness should cover duration and quality of cough (barky, staccato, paroxysmal) and onset (sudden or indolent). The physician should ask about associated symptoms.[merck.com]
  • Treatment Options for Toddler Diarrhea Toddlers with diarrhea present special concerns because of their smaller body size. This small body size puts them at greater risk for dehydration from diarrhea.[toddlers-are-fun.com]
  • DT35 Fri 12-Oct-12 10:07:44 Hi My eldest son is 3 now and had awful toddlers diarrhea from when he was 1 to about 2 and a half and it really was a nightmare – exploding nappies all through the day and night.[mumsnet.com]
  • Being near an uncovered sneeze or cough from a playmate with a virus also causes viral diarrhea. Diet can play a role, too.[care.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • However, children with toddler’s diarrhea do not complain about abdominal pain and continue to be active. Children with toddler’s diarrhea can have anywhere from 4–10 loose stools every day.[childrensgimd.com]
  • Some children experience frequent abdominal pain, but many toddlers with the condition have no symptoms other than watery stools.[modernmom.com]
  • Alert your child's doctor if he or she experiences other symptoms with diarrhea such as blood in the stool, weight loss or poor weight gain, chronic fever, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, bowel movement accidents or greasy or oily stools.[rileychildrens.org]
  • It can cause diarrhea, hives, abdominal pain, etc. 8.[md-health.com]
  • Normal weight, height, and head circumference growth curves without falling off No evidence of infection Stools are hematest negative The child looks well and there is no evidence of malnutrition and no history of abdominal pain Growth may be compromised[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]
Abdominal Cramps
  • Consuming a food your child has an allergy to can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea, gas and bloating around 2 hours after the food is consumed. In more severe cases, your child may exhibit a rash, breathing difficulties, hives or swelling.[newkidscenter.com]
  • When the undigested lactose stays in the intestines, it can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating, and gas. Symptoms usually start 30 minutes to two hours after consuming milk products.[babycenter.com]
  • Your child develops a high fever (greater than 103 degrees F) or painful abdominal cramps. Your child continues to vomit despite treatment. New symptoms appear that you don’t understand.[pampapediatrics.com]
Delayed Gastric Emptying
  • Failure of initiation of normal postprandial delayed gastric emptying Low-fat meals. Meals with high dietary fat delay gastric emptying. Excess fluid intake.[unboundmedicine.com]
Head Banging
  • banging the floor, really naughty behaviour, he is constantly thirsty, has about 4 full nappies every day, partially digested food, really greasy and really foul smelling.[paleohacks.com]
  • Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges[celiac.com]


  • Compliance was measured with a seven-day written diary, while serum IgE was measured by PRIST, before and after dietary treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.[kidstummies.org]
  • Vomiting with diarrhea If your child has vomited more than twice, follow your doctor's recommended treatment for vomiting instead of this treatment for diarrhea until your child has gone 8 hours without vomiting.[summitmedicalgroup.com]
  • The Truth About Toddler Diarrhea Symptoms and Treatments Toddler diarrhea is very irritating and unpleasant. Your poor child is so uncomfortable, and miserable.[toddlers-are-fun.com]


  • RESULTS: The etiology of chronic diarrhea was TD 16%, celiac disease (CD) 37%, cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) 35% and others 12%. The mean age of 30 children with TD was 2.7 1.2 years (22 boys).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Etiology Nutritional factors: excessive consumption of fruit juice; high-carbohydrate, low-fat, and low-fiber diet Disordered intestinal motility (i.e., variant of irritable bowel syndrome of infancy) with rapid transit -- To view the remaining sections[unboundmedicine.com]
  • Etiology and epidemiology of persistent diarrhea in northeastern Brazil: a hospital-based, prospective, case–control study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1995;21:137–44. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 9. Hyams J, Colletti R, Faure C, et al.[link.springer.com]
  • Stool studies to look for possible bacterial, viral or parasitic etiologies. X-ray studies are not routinely performed but may be useful in some circumstances to evaluate the liver and gastrointestinal tract if other causes are suspected.[patients.gi.org]


  • Etiology and epidemiology of persistent diarrhea in northeastern Brazil: a hospital-based, prospective, case–control study. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1995;21:137–44. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 9. Hyams J, Colletti R, Faure C, et al.[link.springer.com]
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  • Pathophysiology Carbohydrate malabsorption Diarrhea is often preceded by acute gastroenteritis or other viral infection that results in dietary restrictions.[unboundmedicine.com]
  • Chronic nonspecific diarrhea of childhood: pathophysiology and management. Pediatr Clin N Am. 1996;43:375–90. CrossRef Google Scholar 5. Hoekstra JH. Toddler diarrhoea: more a nutritional disorder than a disease. Arch Dis Child. 1998; 79: 2–5.[link.springer.com]
  • Objectives After completing this article, readers should be able to: Understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved in chronic diarrhea.[pedsinreview.aappublications.org]


  • The education to "internal spontaneity" may be a useful tool for prevention of overeating, diarrhea recurrences and IgE increase in the second/third year of life.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Therefore, treatment for toddler diarrhea is focused on preventing, or if necessary, treating symptoms, such as dehydration, that occur as a result of the diarrhea.[toddlers-are-fun.com]
  • General Prevention Limit the consumption and delay the introduction of sorbitol or fructose-rich fruit juices to the infant diet.[unboundmedicine.com]
  • Prevention Diarrhea can be very contagious. Always wash your hands after changing diapers or using the toilet. This is crucial for keeping everyone in the family from getting diarrhea.[summitmedicalgroup.com]

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