Causes Of Diarrhea In Infants 6 Months?
In the morning, I want to ask, my child 6 months ago I gave him a solid meal, and he was coughing a runny nose, he was now constantly fussy, added with watery diarrhea but his body temperature was not hot, was the diarrhea due to the effect of being numb or what ? The problem is that I keep on fussing lately and I keep sleeping
Good morning Viana, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Diarrhea is a condition if a person experiences an increase in the frequency of bowel movements> 3x per day accompanied by a change in consistency of bowel movements becoming more fluid than usual. If it does not meet these criteria, then it cannot be declared as diarrhea.
For the cause of diarrhea in children themselves can be varied, and generally not associated with coughs / colds and may not be accompanied by fever. Common causes of diarrhea in children are:
Viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract
Bacterial / parasitic infections in the gastrointestinal tract where these bacteria are generally obtained from food / water that is less clean
Allergy to cow's milk
Side effects of certain drugs
Impaired absorption of food
To determine what causes diarrhea in your child at this time, you should further consult a doctor. The doctor may suggest that your child do some additional tests, such as blood tests, stool examinations or other tests according to consideration, to ascertain the cause of your child's diarrhea. After that, then can be determined what therapy should be given.
In the meantime, there are a number of things you can try to do:
Make sure your child's fluid intake is adequate because when diarrhea, a lot of fluid is released and the child is far more at risk of dehydration. Therefore, give fluids (it is recommended to give ORS) at least 1/2 cup each time your child
Keep giving breast milk / formula milk that is routinely consumed by your child
Keep your food clean and also the water used in your child's food and drinks, and make sure everything is cooked perfectly
Wash your hands every time you cook, make milk, touch your child and after bowel movements
Also make sure your child is washing his hands every time he eats, after eating, after defecating and every time his hands look dirty
Avoid as much as possible your child put objects that are not food into his mouth
You can try to take over-the-counter cold cough medicines but still according to the recommended dosage
Do not give other drugs, especially antibiotics without clear doctor's advice
I hope this helps.