What to do if your child has diarrhea
Diarrhea is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in children. The chair becomes frequent, liquid, sometimes mixed with mucus. There may be other symptoms such as vomiting, fever, and weakness. The main thing in the treatment of diarrhea - prophylactic measures against dehydration and the appointment of a diet.
The cause of diarrhea in children the infection can be either a poor diet, a reaction to medication. Acute onset of diarrhea is usually associated with infection. Diarrhea can cause disrupt the function of the intestinal bacteria, such as Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus pathogen. Intestinal infection can be accompanied by fever, vomiting. Infection with the bacteria most often occurs through dirty hands, food in contact with the patient. Sometimes diarrhea caused by rotavirus trapped in the body. In addition, diarrhea may be a response to the new products in the diet of the baby, excessive consumption of juices. The main threat of diarrhea, especially in young children, - dehydration. If diarrhea is attached to the vomiting, the danger increases. To fill fluid in the body of the child should be given special diluted in water premixed (glucose-saline solutions or electrolytes), which are sold in a pharmacy. They have a positive effect on the recovery of bowel function, helping to absorb fluid and nutrients. If you can not go to the pharmacy, it is possible to prepare a solution on their own. To this must be dissolved in 100 ml. boiled water 1 teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. Giving to drink small amounts, but often. Also special solutions can give your baby tea with herbs, having anti-inflammatory effects, such as chamomile. It is impossible to offer the child for diarrhea intended for adults. If the diarrhea is caused by bacteria, antibiotics may, strictly on prescription. If a baby has frequent diarrhea, it is best to avoid any food and drink constantly baby glucose-saline solution. When you save a normal appetite and absence of frequent diarrhea can offer him a rye bread, boiled rice, liquid porridge. If the food does not cause increase in diarrhea, the diet is introduced mashed potatoes, grated apple. During diarrhea should be excluded from the diet of baby milk, fatty foods and juices. With dehydration, ongoing diarrhea, accompanied by fever or abdominal pain, you should immediately call a doctor for the purpose of treatment.