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Toddler’s diarrhea is also known as chronic nonspecific diarrhea of childhood, and it affects children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Children with toddler’s diarrhea will have 3-10 loose stools per day. These stools typically occur during the day when the child is awake and sometimes immediately after eating. Toddler’s diarrhea—also called functional diarrhea, or chronic nonspecific diarrhea of childhood—is a common cause of chronic diarrhea in toddlers (ages 1 to 3), and preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5).

Children with toddler’s diarrhea pass four or more watery or loose stools a day and do not have any other symptoms. What can cause diarrhea in kids? Usually, when children get diarrhea, it’s considered “acute,” meaning it lasts from a few days up to a week. The most common cause of acute diarrhea is some sort of infection, whether viral, bacterial or parasitic.

Beyond stomach bugs, diarrhea in kids can also be triggered by other issues, includin. Toddler’s diarrhea is usually the result of an out-of-whack diet. It’s normally caused by a diet low in fats and proteins and high in sugar and fluids. Drinking too much juice is associated with toddler’s diarrhea.

What’s the best way to treat toddler’s diarrhea?Diarrhea frequent, watery stools most often caused by a virus in babies and toddlers usually goes away within 10 days. It’s important to watch your child for signs of dehydration and make.

Diarrhea is never a good thing, but for an infant or toddler, it can be very bad—even life-threatening. If the bout of loose, watery stools lasts more than a. If your child has a food allergy, her body’s immune system responds to normally harmless food proteins in a way that can cause mild or severe reactions – including diarrhea. Other symptoms of a food allergy include, gas, abdominal pain, and blood in the stool. In more severe cases, an allergy can also cause vomiting, hives, or a skin rash.

Toddler’s diarrhea is the most common cause of chronic diarrhea in a child who is continuing to gain weight and grow appropriately. The amount of diarrhea the child is having can often cause parents to become concerned. However, children with toddler’s diarrhea do not complain about abdominal pain and continue to be active.

Diarrhea is when stools (bowel movements) are loose and watery. Your child may also need to go to the bathroom more often. Diarrhea is a common problem. Toddler’s diarrhoea is a common cause of persistent (chronic) diarrhoea in young children. It mainly affects children between the ages of 1 and 5 years and is more common in boys.

Toddler’s diarrhoea is not serious and the child is well. The diarrhoea will go as the child becomes older.

List of related literature:

Toddler’s diarrhea (irritable colon of infancy), protracted enteritis after a viral infection, and infection with Giardia lamblia are the common causes in a toddler.

“Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care E-Book” by Joyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Pamela Scheibel
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by Joyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, Pamela Scheibel
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Children with viral intestinal infection generally have large volumes of watery stools, suggesting small bowel involvement, and vomiting and fever are more frequent than in bacterial diarrhea.

“Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice” by Stefano Guandalini, Anil Dhawan, David Branski
from Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice
by Stefano Guandalini, Anil Dhawan, David Branski
Springer International Publishing, 2015

Effect of antibiotics on viral gastroenteritis A dehydrated 15-month-old toddler is admitted to the pediatric unit with a diagnosis of intractable diarrhea.

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Diarrhea in infancy is a sudden increase in stools from the infant’s normal pattern, with a fluid consistency and a colour that is green or contains mucus or blood.

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The mother should return immediately if the child has several watery stools, repeated vomiting, fever, poor or unable to drink and eat/breastfeed, blood in stools.

“Community Medicine: Practical Manual E-Book” by Rajkumar Patil
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Imodium A-D can be used in children age 2 years and older if the diarrhea is clear (no blood) and watery, there is no associated fever, and diarrhea is leading to debilitating dehydration.

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Intractable diarrhea of infancy often begins before the age of 3 months with more than three liquid stools lasting for more than 2 weeks less than 1 year of age accompanied by either weight loss or no weight gain during this period.

“IAP Textbook of Pediatrics” by A Parthasarathy, PSN Menon, MKC Nair
from IAP Textbook of Pediatrics
by A Parthasarathy, PSN Menon, MKC Nair
Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2019

Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of sporadic mild diarrhea in children.

“Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review” by Amit K. Ghosh
from Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review
by Amit K. Ghosh
OUP USA, 2010

Once cultures and tests for acid and sugars are negative, the likely diagnosis is ‘toddler’s diarrhoea’.

“Practical General Practice: Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management” by Alex Khot, Andrew Polmear
from Practical General Practice: Guidelines for Effective Clinical Management
by Alex Khot, Andrew Polmear
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

If the vomiting and diarrhea continue despite micromanagement by the dietitian, then the child needs to go to a local emergency department for IV management.

“Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book” by Patricia Jackson Allen, Judith A. Vessey, Naomi Schapiro
from Primary Care of the Child With a Chronic Condition E-Book
by Patricia Jackson Allen, Judith A. Vessey, Naomi Schapiro
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

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  • If you are not breastfeeding and doctors tell you not give dairy milk during lose motions, please tell what to feed to a toddler during midnight who wakes up for milk feeds?

  • Some of the things you have mentioned will worse the situation. Just breast feed exclusively and don’t give anything. Child be alright.

  • Mam… mere bete ko 5 din se loosemotion hai… main use ye sab kr rhi hu… but there is nothing progress… he is not eating anything…. I m giving him entergomaina nd dr. Reddy sachet… nd doctor gave him 4 injection also… 1 injection per day…

  • my son is 22 month with diarrhea i breast feed and thats all he wants to drink he doesnt want food only breastmilk and i feel the breastmilk is making it worse

  • You have shared a piece of great information. I too have gone through this problem. I felt very bad at that time. I went to many Clinics & Hospitals but the result was not good. Then Someone told him about Planet Ayurveda, he went there and took treatment. Now he is fine. So, if anyone is facing such kind of problem or any other health-related problem. You should go to Planet Ayurveda.

  • Mam meri beti 4 month ki hai.maine bht medicn lyi hai.sounf ka pani bhi diya hai but use loose motion ka koi frk nai parh rha.jab se hui hai tabi se bht poti kr rhi hai.pls suggest me

  • Cream of rice will work, water soaked in sunflower seeds or the leaf will work and stop it I did these with my little babies. Coconut will work also and no sugar kind of course especially in dogs I love this.
    Are used to go out in the field we’re no cars were and take the leaf off the sunflowers dry them out for the winner in case my children got diarrhea. I do sunflowers and kept them in their flowers stage put them in a sack to dry out and in the winter I soak them in water in case of diarrhea then I threw them away I just use the water.

  • That is gross diarrhea is gross it’s gross because it’s disgusting I can’t can’t leave and I’ll have diarrhea I don’t wanna have no more diarrhea I don’t wanna have any diarrhea

  • i am following your recipes from one year any my son like them all,he is still not eating solids but i am satisfied that he is at least eating healthy.thanks to you

  • my kids is 5 year old he has diaarea like symptom sometime he vomit but not countiniously.peditrician gives him ors emeset oflacian medicion but he disi not recover.and he is so weak now what should i do maim.

  • Hi how are you doing
    You say no lactose to give to our kid but how about almond milk? My husband and my mother in law says no because it’s made with milk.. I believe it’s just water and almond I’m confused. The package says dairy free also

  • My child age age is 3 years he not drink any type of sweet water or mixed any thing in water then in dis condition wht I can do plz suggest me as possible as fast

  • If you are not breastfeeding and doctors tell you not give dairy milk during lose motions, please tell what to feed to a toddler during midnight who wakes up for milk feeds?

  • Dear I stay in Dubai n whenever I travel to india my son gets loose motion this time I given him only bottled water and he hates ORS and doesn’t drink any medicine he vomits it!! I feel so scared to travel now what is solution