Diarrhea For 2 Days In A Child Aged 8 Months?
Assalamualaikum, good morning.. I want to ask what medicine is for an 8 month old child who is having diarrhea for 2 days, right? (the color of the poop is yellow u0026amp; not accompanied by mucus)
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Diarrhea in children is most often caused by rotavirus infection. Rotavirus diarrhea can cause symptoms such as:
diarrhea nausea and vomiting abdominal pain fever decreased appetite/drinking milk This infection is usually not severe (especially in children receiving the Rotavirus vaccine) and resolves on its own within 3-7 days. No specific therapy needs to be given other than supportive therapy. Supportive therapy that can be given to infants includes giving fluids to prevent dehydration, fever medicine (such as paracetamol) to relieve symptoms of fever and not feeling well, vomiting medicine if the vomiting is so severe that you can't drink. Babies can also be given zinc supplementation and probiotics that can help speed up the healing of the gastrointestinal tract after a Rotavirus infection.
For now, you should make sure you provide enough fluids for your baby. You can give breast milk, formula milk, electrolyte fluids (ORS or pediatrics), household fluids (such as soup, coconut water, fruit juice, etc.), or water. Watch for signs of dehydration in children:
dry mouth and lips urine becomes concentrated and reduced in number no tears when crying eyes and sunken fontanel skin turgor slows down (when the skin is pinched it will return more slowly) the child becomes fussy and wants to drink continuously or the child becomes weak, sleeps constantly and do not want to drink If you find these signs, you need to immediately take your baby to the hospital. However, if your baby is still drinking well or drinking more, urinating in a normal amount, still moving actively, then there is usually nothing to worry about. You can simply give it more often or every time your baby asks for it.
If the diarrhea does not improve after 7 days, then you need to take your baby to the pediatrician. Doctors can perform further evaluation to see the possibility of bacterial infection in the baby's digestive tract. If there is a possibility of a bacterial infection, the doctor can prescribe antibiotic therapy to treat it.
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
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