Children 17 Months Often Defecate And Green Stools?
Hello r nI want to ask a baby aged 17 months today, often chapters in a day can be 3-5 times r nFeces are green, but he still actively plays eating etc, is that dangerous or how is it, doctor?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. An increase in the frequency of defecating, especially when accompanied by a change in the consistency of the stool to soft or even runny, is a condition known as diarrhea. Defecating more than 3-4 times a day with waterier stools and more in babies can be a condition of diarrhea.
Diarrhea in babies can be caused by:
Consumption of formula milk Food allergy or milk allergy Consumption of too much fruit juice Drug allergy Bacterial, parasitic and viral infections of the digestive system Food poisoning Dietary changes
In your child's case, the good news is that if he stays active, his condition should not be serious, and all you need to do is pay attention to his progress over the next few days. Some of the conditions above are quite mild and can get better on their own. Keep giving him food as usual, and the most important thing is to get enough fluids and keep everyone's hands clean at home, especially when eating.
However, if this condition has lasted long enough, maybe about a week, or your baby shows symptoms that he is weak, very painful, fussy, and the like, take your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation of the disease. Your child's doctor may then examine your child's stool in the laboratory to determine what treatment is most appropriate. So, hopefully it answers your question.