Causes Of Diarrhea With Upper Abdominal Pain Accompanied By Vomiting?
,I want to ask. My sister had diarrhea, then her upper stomach hurt like that, then she also vomited. But I haven’t checked with the doctor, do you think it hurts? So if you’re sick like that, can you eat chocolate, cheese, peanuts, strawberry jam?
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Diarrhea and vomiting in children can be caused by many things. The most common cause is gastrointestinal infection by rotavirus. Some other possible causes of diarrhea and vomiting in children include:
bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infections
autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation in the digestive tract, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and so on.
side effects of certain drugs such as antibiotics, antacids
To be able to determine the cause, more complete information is needed, for example when diarrhea and vomiting have been experienced, whether diarrhea and vomiting occur after consuming certain foods or drinks, whether there is a history of taking medication before, as well as other accompanying symptoms such as fever, rash on the skin. skin, symptoms of dehydration, and so on.
In general, if diarrhea and vomiting are caused by infection, there is no prohibition against eating certain foods or drinks. Usually children with gastrointestinal infections tend to be more unwilling to eat so you can just give foods such as chocolate, cheese, nuts, or strawberry jam. However, because the number of meals tends to decrease in children, children should be more motivated to eat nutrient-dense foods. Foods such as chocolate, nuts, jams, do not contain many essential nutrients and contain more sugar. Therefore, it is better to motivate your sister to eat essential foods first (eg chicken, meat, or eggs, as well as vegetables and fruits) to meet their nutritional needs. If the child is malnourished, the healing process from the disease will also be hampered.
If your sister has certain conditions such as lactose intolerance, food allergies, and certain autoimmune diseases, then the diet must be adjusted to the child's condition. In conditions like this, you should discuss with your child's doctor about what foods you can and can't eat. For example, in conditions of lactose intolerance, the consumption of cow's milk and its processed products (including cheese) needs to be limited. If your child has an allergy, such as a chocolate allergy or a peanut allergy, then the consumption of these two foods needs to be avoided.
If diarrhea lasts more than 5 days or you see signs of dehydration in your sister, immediately take your sister to the doctor.
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dr. Irna Cecilia