Yellow Diarrhea In Toddlers

Submitted by Nick on January 17, 2012

Yellow diarrhea in toddlers is a very common problem and is generally indicative of a stomach infection. Pale yellow loose stools in toddlers is common as toddlers are susceptible to numerous infections of the digestive system and their bodies can do little to fight the infection because of the fact that the immune system is still under development. Toddlers who are suffering from diarrhea will pass stools of varying colors that could cause a certain amount of panic amongst the adult members of the household. There are times when a toddler will pass loose watery, yellow colored stools, and this is indicative of a bacterial infection of the...

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...digestive system. Along with the yellow diarrhea in toddlers, comes the inevitable occurrence of cramps, weakness and fatigue. See also green diarrhea in toddlers

With any occurrence of diarrhea, parents must be aware that the body loses a lot of its fluid content. The body needs constant replacement of lost fluids and therefore, it is advisable that your toddler be given ample amounts of water and fruit juices to drink. The fruit juices contain vital nutrients for the repair of tissues that have been worn out, and keep the electrolyte levels of the body in a state of balance. Avoid giving children suffering from diarrhea, sweet foods that have high carbohydrate and calorie content. These foods are complex in nature and put unwanted strain on the digestive system. Yellow diarrhea in toddlers can also be treated with certain dietary changes. Children and toddlers can follow a high fiber diet to help clean out the digestive system and eliminate any bacterial infection that may be causing the diarrhea. Vegetable soups contain a lot of nutrients that are important for the proper functioning of the body and are recommended as a food for yellow diarrhea in toddlers.

Most bacterial infections are picked up when children touch different things lying around and put their fingers into the mouth. This is one factor that results in pale yellow diarrhea in toddlers. Keeping your home and surroundings clean is one of the primary methods of protecting your toddler against bacterial infections. Keeping your toddlers’ finger nails cut short ensures that no dirt gets under them and then is transferred as a bacterial infection to your child. Moral support and assurance are two of the most important things any parent could give a child who is not keeping too well. Toddlers who are experiencing a bout of diarrhea need to be told frequently that they are going to be alright, while being given the assurance that you are there for them. If your child’s condition worsens, it is imperative that you seek medical advice from your pediatrician.

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