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3year old might have eaten poop. what can happen?

we just had a situation with our 3year old daughter and I think she might have eaten poop or at least put it in her mouth. What would be the medical issues that could happen?
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replied February 1st, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The most likely result with such a incident would be a gastrointestinal infection resulting in diarrhea, vomiting, fever, reduced appetite, etc which may necessitate treatment with oral antibiotics and rehydration therapy.

Other possible results may include chronic intestinal parasitic infestation , with parasites like tapeworms, roundworms, etc.

You may watchout for abnormal signs and symptoms in your daughter, and consult your pediatrician for proper help and advice.

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