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6 years 11 months ago #263996 by Joanne23
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Thanks, my doctor did send us for a sample. Test results confirmed it is just a stomach virus. All cleared up now.

@Pillpusher thanks for all your advise really helped.

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6 years 11 months ago #263990 by tertia.l
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Hi there,

Insist, if your mommy-senses goes on alert, that they test a stool sample so that you can know if it is just a runny tummy or if it is a more serious viral or bacterial or whatever type of infection and don't just take antibiotics. We had a stool sample taken with my LG and it was only when they found out that it was a parasite that she'd gotten and got the right meds when she got better.

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6 years 11 months ago #263883 by Joanne23
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Thanks Pillpusher they didn't tell me that and last night I gave it about half an hour after the antibiotic. Will make sure to rectify that tonight.

I have been using dischem's bum cream with the castor oil in it. It seems to help some.

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6 years 11 months ago #263880 by pillpusher
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Hi Joanne

The tummy will probably still be runny – diarrhoea is usually self limiting, it will probably start to improve within the next one to three days. Make sure you have a good nappy rash cream (like some zinc and castor oil ointment) for that sensitive skin.

When you give the probiflora, make sure it's one hour AFTER the antibiotic! A lot of pharmacy personnel forget to advise that.

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6 years 11 months ago #263875 by Joanne23
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Hi Pillpusher,

I took LO to the GP yesterday afternoon as he was literally screaming for an hour non stop.

GP said he thinks it is a stomach virus. Got some antibiotics, probiflora, Tasectan and buscopan. He also said I can give calpol every four hours.

Been doing this from yesterday afternoon and the tummy is still runny.

How long does it usually take before the bug is sorted? He is not dehydrating drinking his milk and tea. He just now has this terrible nappy rash from all the poo.

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6 years 11 months ago #263786 by pillpusher
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Hi Joanne

The best thing for a runny tummy in a little one is Oral Rehydration Solution. You can make up your own with a litre of water, 6 teaspoons of sugar and a half a teaspoon of salt or you can buy sachets at your pharmacy/supermarket (rehidrate, ceralyte, etc.). You can also give probiotics such as Reuterina drops. As long as he doesn't have a fever or isn't miserable then you should be fine.

Don't give anything to block up the tummy! If the diarrhoea persists, I'm pretty sure that you can also give him some Tasectan or Smecta which protects the intestinal lining.
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6 years 11 months ago #263783 by Joanne23
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Hi Mommies,

I need some advise please. LO has a somewhat runny tummy this morning, no fever and he isn't out of sorts?

Can it be because of teething? Or something he ate (mind you everything he ate, he has been eating for a while)?

Is there anything you can recommend that I can give to him? He is 5 months and two weeks.

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