Diarrhea Does Not Go Away For 12 Days?
Good evening, I want to ask that my son has had diarrhea for 12 days and has been hospitalized for 2 days and has gone home but has not recovered yet, the frequency of diarrhea is 2-3 times per day. There are watery stools like seeds, the color is slightly green.. and antibiotics..rnt fever or vomiting.. the results of the faecal lab showed an infection..rnWhat should I do next..rnThank you
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The sensitivity of a child's digestive system makes it easier for him to experience diarrhea. One of the triggers of this diarrhea is an infection in the gastrointestinal tract. There are various possible microorganisms that can cause gastrointestinal infections, among the most common are:
Rotavirus E. coli Shigella Salmonella Giardia, etc. Treatment of this infection may vary depending on the microorganism causing it, and also the severity of the diarrhea. Inpatient therapy in the hospital is generally required if the child shows signs of dehydration due to diarrhea that is quite massive. In this way, it is hoped that the progress of the disease can be monitored on a regular basis.
After treatment, diarrhea generally will not be stopped immediately, for example by giving anti-diarrhea drugs. This is done so that the toxins formed due to gastrointestinal infections can be completely removed from the body so that complaints can improve. If your child's current bowel movement frequency is still in the range of 1 to 3 times a day, contains pulp (such as seeds), and there are no other accompanying complaints, it is likely that the condition your child is experiencing is still normal as part of the healing process.
There's no need to worry too much. If the doctor has previously allowed your child to undergo outpatient treatment, it means that your child's condition is stable and there are no more conditions to watch out for. You can do the following efforts to optimize your child's recovery after diarrhea:
If your child is still breastfeeding, breastfeed him as often as possible. Give the child soft-textured foods first, give them in small portions but often 3 to 5 times a day. Reduce the provision of spicy foods, coconut milk, vegetables, fruit, milk, and their processed products. providing instant food and preservatives Give children lots of fluids to drink so that their body fluid balance is maintained Avoid children from snacking or eating half-cooked food Get used to children diligently washing their hands Keep the environment where you live Also take children medicine from the doctor regularly However, if not there is an improvement within 3 days after making the above efforts, you can check your child back to a pediatrician so that further evaluation can be done..
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah