Causes And Ways To Deal With Diarrhea In Children 1 Year 7 Months?
my child is 1 year and 7 months old and now diarrhea is almost 1 week is it dangerous and what causes it?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diarrhea in children can be caused by various possibilities, including:
Infections of the digestive tract
Intolerance or inability to digest certain food or beverage contents
Food or beverage allergies
And it could also be for other reasons depending on the conditions your child shows. In cases like this, actually more important than the cause of diarrhea and treatment is the potential arising from diarrhea. With diarrhea, your child's body releases a lot of fluids and if this is not balanced with adequate fluid intake, your child can become dehydrated or lack of fluids and this is more dangerous than the diarrhea itself. Among the dehydration characteristics experienced by children are the child looks weak, the eyes look sunken, the eyes look thirsty or lazy to drink at all, the child is not active, the crown becomes sunken, the skin pinched does not return immediately, and when crying does not shed tears.
So that we suggest, it would be better if you immediately check your child to the pediatrician to find out the cause through a series of history and physical examination as well as possible support, and if there is already a sign of dehydration as we mentioned above, do not hesitate to immediately bring it to the emergency room at home closest pain.
Meanwhile, keep meeting your fluid needs, avoid foods that are suspected of causing diarrhea, make sure your food, environment and body are clean, keep away from sick people, and pay close attention to their physical condition. So, hopefully answering your question.