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My 7 1/2 month old daughter has been having loose stool for

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My 7 1/2 month old daughter has been having loose stool for the past 3-4 days. She is being formula fed with a meal of solid per a day.

We are currently on a month vacation in Hong Kong. We have been here in Hong Kong for 2 weeks, but her stool has been loose for only the past 3-4days. We are thinking its because she touches things and then put it in her mouth. Its quite dirty around Hong Kong. Could be this be the reason and if it is what should we do?

Could it be any other reasons?

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How many times did she pass stool in a day?

Does she have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke vomiting, fever?

How is her feeding?

How is urine output?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

She has been passing stool around 2-3times a day. Usually 1 time a day.


She has been like her normal self. Very happy and playful.


She is taking in around 24-28oz/day which is very normal.


Urine seems to be normal as well.

Hi Jack,

Thank you for the input.

There can be a few factors for the loose stool.

It is possible to acquire infection in the dirty environment.

Viral one is common cause for loose stool.

It is usually self limiting & needs supportive management only.

But during travel, bacterial infection is common.

2-3 loose stool is not too much. That can be a normal variation.

If there is any change of food, it can also be a factor.

As she is otherwise her normal self, you can observe her.

Urine output is also good.

If you notice the number of stool is increasing, or if there is more liquid part than solid or if she develops any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke fever, vomiting etc., I would suggest to get her examined by a local doctor.

Please keep her well hydrated & watch her urine output.

In dehydration urine output will decrease.

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