Causes And Ways Of Dealing With Children Who Often Hit Their Heads And Vomited?
afternoon, my child is 1 year and a half. my child now vomits and has diarrhea and he doesn’t want to eat. he always beat his head and stomach. and fussy..what i have to do
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Diarrhea is a bowel movement condition with a frequency of more than 3 times per 24 hours and the consistency of liquid stool. Acute diarrhea (lasting less than 1 week) accompanied by vomiting in children aged 1.5 years can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Gastrointestinal infections by viruses, for example: rotavirus
Bacterial gastrointestinal infections, for example: E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella
Parasitic gastrointestinal infections, for example: amoeba, Giardia
Intolerance to substances contained in food, for example: lactose intolerance
Side effects of certain drugs, for example: certain antibiotics
Diarrhea in children is mostly caused by gastrointestinal infections by viruses. This disease is self-limiting, meaning that it can recover spontaneously within a few days without special treatment. However, during diarrhea, it is advisable to give children supportive therapy in the form of more fluid intake to replace fluids and electrolytes lost during bowel movements. Parents are advised to continue breastfeeding and add extra fluids ORS as much as the child wants (on demand).
Given the condition of your child who looks increasingly fussy, it is possible that the child is dehydrated from mild to moderate degree. This needs to be checked immediately by a doctor or pediatrician so that it can be evaluated and handled appropriately. Delaying seeing a doctor, especially if fluid intake is inadequate, risks causing the child to fall into a condition of severe dehydration and shock that can be life threatening.
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