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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Concerned Father


 Scrap - Tue May 31, 2005 8:38 pm

Just wanna say thank god for having such a conveniant forum here for this kinda stuff....anyways. Today my 23 month old son was in his kiddie pool and i noticed that he was drinking the water at one point, then after a few times in and out i got up and looked and saw little bage colored floaters that i thought were from the grass but turned out to be from his diaper that had a small amount of stool, kind of on the diarrhea looking side. Anyways im not sure if he was drinking the water whilst there were afloat with him, but im gonna assume the worst that they were, and i started reading about hepatitus A, so im kinda worried, what should i do.......

P.S. It wasnt long till i noticed the 'floaters', so he maybe took a few drinks at most, and the 'floaters' were the size of like small fish food, just some extra info if it helps...?
 Dr. Elias Barrios MD - Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:57 pm

yes, there are lots of diseases that can be transmited that way, and what is worse is the fact that whatever infeccion the baby could have in an asimptomatic way will become more evident because of the reinfection. But the good news are that they are treatable. I am sorry to respond so late. If by this nothing has happened so just do a stool test and have a doctor see it to get a medication if necessary./

if you have more questions please feel free to ask through this forum

DR. Elias Barrios MD

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