Babies 8 Months Of Defecation Continuously And Accompanied By A Cold Cough?
Good evening, I want to ask. My younger brother is 8 months old. Inflammation and also coughing a cold the doctor has not healed several times. And now I waste more than 6x a day. How about it?
The frequency of defecating in infants is different from adults, the frequency of defecation in infants is usually more frequent, the frequency of defecating in infants 3-5x a day is said to be still normal, and the consistency is also usually softer. If the frequency of defecating in infants is more frequent than that, it is necessary to further pay attention to whether diarrhea occurs or not. Pay attention to how many times a day your baby / your sister usually defecates, if the frequency is increased than usual and the consistency is more fluid, you may have diarrhea.
Diarrhea in infants must be careful because it is easy to develop dehydration / lack of fluids, which can experience rapid deterioration and even shock and cause death if this condition of dehydration continues for a long time without treatment.
The causes of diarrhea in babies are usually:
viral infection, most commonly rota virus
allergies to certain formulas or certain food additives
cleanliness of milk bottles is not maintained
It is necessary to pay attention to the danger signs of diarrhea, namely dehydration, including:
thirsty child continues
the child is more fussy
dry tears / no tears
no longer wants to breastfeed
sleepy all the time
skin drier than usual
If you get these signs, immediately take them to the hospital for immediate treatment to replace fluid loss / lack of fluids. For current conditions, wasting water as well as colds and coughs that don't go away should also be checked to find out the exact cause of whether a bacterial infection is dangerous or allergic so that handling is appropriate whether antibiotics are needed or not, as well as for diarrhea management
Some things you can do:
keep breastfeeding the baby
immediately check the condition to the hospital
wash your hands regularly and stay clean before handling the baby or feeding the baby
keep clean / pay attention to how to clean the bottle nipple properly
pay attention to the cleanliness of the food that will be given to the baby, as well as the suitability of supplementary feeding with the baby's age
read about dealing with diarrhea in babies
hopefully useful, thank you