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We switched formulas from Similac Sensitive to Similac Total

We switched formulas from Similac Sensitive to Similac Total Comfort about 3 days ago. My son was on the first formula from. urth to about 2.5 weeks and had horribly painful gas and a very difficult time pooping( but never constipated). His doctor said we could switch formulas but it doesn't always help. We were so sad for him, so we have been trying the total comfort formula for a few days now. His gas hasn't seemed painful much...he passes lots of gas and it has a stronger smell now...but at least it's not trapped?He has pooped out what looks like dark green(almost blackish) very watery poop...I say diarrhea because it is so watery, but not sure. 2 diapers like that yesterday and 2 diapers like that today...at first we were happy he was pooping more frequently than once a day or once every other day...but it's somewhat concerning because of the diarrhea thought.Is this normal? How much more time do we give him on this formula?Do I need to go ahead and tell his pediatrician?Thank you for your help...he is 3 weeks and 3 days old.

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I am so sorry if this question is a repeat... I can't quite

I am so sorry if this question is a repeat... I can't quite figure this out..I took my 2 year old daughter to a family friendly work event. She picked up a bottle of bottled water off the ground rather than from the new waters in the cooler. I took it away from her to make sure she did not choke on the cap, but I wasn't thinking and I gave it back to her and she drank from it...I am so worried I exposed her to germs/disease... Please help...do I take her to ear and explain what happened?

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My 6 yr son has normal firm formed bowel movements once a

My 6 yr son has normal firm formed bowel movements once a day to every other day. I always see his poop as I am a nursing assistant and am always concerned about his poop. Today though he has had loose watery diarrhea, he has gone 11 times today since 10 am yesterday. He has a slight fever of 101 and now the stool has a frank blood tinge to it. the first 2 stools it was hard to notice by the third it was pretty visible. My question is two fold, one is this serious enough that I should take him to the ER or is this something that regular doctors office or urgent care could handle? Lastly, he has never had blood in his stool before is it possible that he could have got a bacterial infection or worms from a new dog that we adopted?We got her and she ended up having kennel cough infected our other dogs, and then found out she tested positive for a bacterial infection (didn't say what) and hookworms. We immediately got her and the other dogs dewormed. She started going downhill, another trip to the vet and found out her kennel cough developed into pneumonia. She is now on the mend but worried about if my son could have caught something from her?

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My daughter has had diarrhea with mucus for almost 3 weeks

my daughter has had diarrhea with mucus for almost 3 weeks now with up to 8-10 soiled diapers a day. We have put her on the BRAT diet, pedialyte and her formula. she developed a horrible diaper rash which we now have under control. She is teething horribly and has a lot of mucus/saliva - could this be the issue? We have eliminated everything else.

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We have twins at our daycare center that were premature at

We have twins at our daycare center that were premature at birth, but are now 12 months old, that have just been diagnosed with C-Diff...They apparently have been on a lot of antibiotics, which contributes to this illness...We immediately let our other parents know of this as soon as we were told in a letter...We have some parents that are very concerned, and the mother of the twins wants to know when she is able to bring them back so she can work...From what I've read about it, it doesn't look like they should return until they are retested with a NEGATIVE result...So can you help, or give us advise, on how we should handle this, as we have never had this occur in our center since starting over 15 years ago...Thank you!!

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My two year old son started complaining of stomach pain

Hello,My two year old son started complaining of stomach pain about 12 hours ago. When asked where it hurt this morning and afternoon, he would point at his belly button. This evening, he pointed to his chest and once to his belly button. About 9 hours ago, he started having a fever of about 100. We treated with Tylenol, but the fever came back after the Tylenol wore off. He does not appear to have any other symptoms, and he has not vomited or had diarrhea today (he did not have a BM today). Is this something I need to take him to his pediatrician for?Thank you.

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My grandchild is 18 months old, she has diarrhea, nausea,

My grandchild is 18 months old, she has diarrhea, nausea, low grade temp, for 7 days now, Her doctor said last Monday it was a vieruse, do you think this has being going on to long to be this, she is so weak, knowing we can not give her anything for diarrhea,and nausea,

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Dr. Su S.

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My 11 week old son has he pool last couple of days. See pic.

HelloMy 11 week old son has he green pool last couple of days. See pic. Thoughts? His poop is normally Dijon mustard color. Thanks

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Dr. Su S.

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My daughter almost 4 now suffered from sever reflux up to

My daughter almost 4 now suffered from sever reflux up to almost 2 years of age. Even up until last year I noticed she would sometimes still gag in her sleep. Recently she had a case of myiasis. From this she developed diarrhea and her reflux came back. She also developed a fever and strep throat. I believe I've treated her strep throat (wont have confirmation until Tuesday) but her reflux had only been getting worse and worse. She spent all last night throwing up because we made the mistake of letting her drink too much Sprite also.I know the symptoms of reflux. I've dealt with it with 2 children. Sour breath. Wet burps. Congestion/gagging when laying flat. I could go on. I know she has it bad.I just don't know what to do. It seems like a direct cause of the myiasis, but I know that is benign and the only symptom left from that is (mild diarrhea) which looks more like softening of her stool because she suffers from severe constipation.

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