Toddler’s Diarrhea

This is a type of diarrhea that is chronic and non-specific. It is often called chronic non-specific diarrhea (CNSD). It is felt to be due to a problem with intestinal absorption. The onset of symptoms is typically between 6 and 30 months. The diarrhea is often increased by the ingestion of fruit juice. On occasion the onset of symptoms is associated with a recent course of antibiotics. There is not an associated weight loss and the child continues to grow. Height and weight are in the normal range for age.
The most common treatment is to limit juice intake and continue to provide a healthy diet. With observation and reassurance symptoms generally resolve.