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Old 01-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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18 m/o diarrhea

Educate me. How long before it's "serious"?
When, if at all, do you offer Pedialite?

DS has had diarrhea for 24 hours now. It's only been one diaper a day, but that one diaper is pretty full. He eats some, but doesn't seem as hungry as he normally could be. Guzzles his milk (lunch/dinner) and does ok with water at breakfast and inbetween.

No other symptoms (fever, rash, etc.)

Also: teething diarrhea - does this really exist? How can you tell if that's what it is? I know he's cutting more molars.


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Old 01-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Re: 18 m/o diarrhea

yes, teething diarrhea exists... for some kids. Mine was one of them. And it's caustic nasty diarrhea. Because they're old enough that they're swallowing all their spit instead of drooling. We were in the constant land of diaper rash when she was teething. It just looks drooly to me.

I wouldn't worry about the pedialyte, really (DD will not drink it anyways). If he's willingly drinking water and making normal amounts of pee diapers a day, he likely isn't dehydrated.

could be a lot of things.. prolly teeth. There's a growth spurt around there and DD always ate less around a growth spurt.. (seems counterintuitive, but every kid is different!).

If he's acting normal, I wouldn't worry.. but granted, DD and diarrhea and teething were things I got used to.
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