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My 34 month old has had diarrhea for about 2 weeka now, but the consistency has changed to " sand- like" same color and texture as sand. Is this dangerous or common with diarhea? She is drinking PLENTY, about 10 juice boxes (100% juice) a day..

Thanks!Misty

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Just to let you know, that's WAY too much juice. Too much juice can actually lead to diarrhea. You should water down juice half and half water, and the intake for water a day for any person should be a 1/3 of their weight in ounces. For example, a 75lb person should drink 25oz water minimum a day.
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Hi,
have to agree that the amount of juice is definitely too much - too much fiber causes digestive system to function much faster that it normally would and that is only contributing to the diarrhea. On the other hand, sandy and pale colored stools are the sign - at all ages - that the gallbladder is under-active and it doesn't produce bile that gives the stool it's dark color. It's very likely that it happened because while the diarrhea was still there, the child simply didn't eat enough high-fat content food and these types of food are the ones that give a boost to gallbladder to start producing more bile. So, a little bit of a change in a diet and things should get back to normal fairly quickly.
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Holy dear god in heaven. WAY TOO MUCH JUICE. A toddler should only have 4 oz of juice per day.
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