Diarrhea Accompanied By Vomiting In Infants Aged 10 Months?

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afternoon. My 10 month old nephew has had diarrhea accompanied by vomiting since yesterday. yesterday was really hard to put food in eat only very little during the day. but to drink very hard. She always looks for formula milk, honey water and plain water. today his situation is better. no fever and no vomiting. eating is also good. given little but often. it’s just that today I don’t want to drink anything other than plain water. Is it okay to prevent dehydration by simply giving water and eating only? ORS has also not been accepted. thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Kiyomizu,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Diarrhea and vomiting in babies can be very worrying. Why not, due to diarrhea and vomiting, the intake of nutrients and fluids that enter the baby's body can be greatly reduced. Coupled with the appearance of a decrease in appetite that often accompanies this complaint. This condition can make babies more susceptible to dehydration, malnutrition, weakness, lack of energy, electrolyte balance disorders, and even loss of consciousness. Therefore, if diarrhea and vomiting occurs very massively (more than 5 times a day, or is accompanied by fever, severe abdominal pain, and signs of dehydration, the child needs to be examined directly by a doctor in order to get the best treatment.

Diarrhea and vomiting in children can occur due to many factors, ranging from gastrointestinal infections, food allergies, poisoning, malabsorption, intolerance, to chronic diseases, such as Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, gastrointestinal tumors, and so on. Each of these conditions can be distinguished through direct doctor's examination, or assisted by supporting tests, such as blood tests, stool cultures, ultrasound, and so on.

It needs to be clarified, have you checked your nephew to the doctor regarding his complaint? Has the doctor provided treatment for him?

In order to treat dehydration, ideally children who experience diarrhea and vomiting are strongly advised to consume ORS. However, if the child does not experience signs of dehydration, then actually consuming enough water, milk, and eating enough is good to prevent dehydration. Therefore, it is necessary to immediately check by a doctor, whether your nephew is experiencing symptoms of dehydration, or not. If signs of severe dehydration appear, it is not impossible that the doctor will advise your nephew to undergo inpatient therapy at the hospital so that he can be given fluid replacement therapy and periodic observation regarding his condition.

At this point, you should give your nephew plenty of water. Also give him enough to eat, with small portions but often. Don't get used to snacking children carelessly. As much as possible, give the child home cooking, which is processed hygienically and uses proper cooking methods. Pay more attention to the aspects of cleanliness related to feeding, drinking, and also objects that the child often comes into contact with. Avoid giving anti-diarrhea and anti-vomiting drugs indiscriminately to children without a prescription directly from a doctor.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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