First Aid Diarrhea In Toddlers Aged 1.5 Years?
right now my child is 1.5 years old and still breastfeeding … 2 days ago I ate rujak petis, it seems like my child is intolerant of food so yesterday the green diarrhea was very large but only once a day, today the diarrhea is green again even though you have already I try to give lacto b. first aid what should i do huh? When do I need to take him to the doctor? thank you
Good afternoon, thanks for the question.
The first aid that must be done in children with diarrhea is to meet the fluid and nutritional needs of children. As determined by the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), that the treatment of diarrhea in children is carried out through 5 stages abbreviated as LINTAS (Five Steps to Complete) Diarrhea:
-Provision of ORS: ORS is given every child experiencing diarrhea, for children less than 1 year usually given 1/2 sachhet each diarrhea is dissolved in 100 mL water. For children over 1 year, given 1 sachet dissolved in 200 mL water. ORS aims to replace the substances and fluids in the body that are lost due to diarrhea, to prevent dehydration.
-Giving Zink tablets for 10 days: Zink can be given to children who have diarrhea, for ages less than 6 months, can be given 10 mg of Zink tablets for 10 days, while for ages over 6 months given 20mg of Zink tablets for 10 days
-Nutrition: nutrition is given in accordance with the nutritional stage of the child, if the child is currently still getting milk, keep it and always give it milk until the age of 2 years, besides that it needs additional complementary foods and milk for children aged 1.5 years who have can adjust to family food.
-Infection handling: infection management is carried out if the signs of diarrhea in children are bloody, slimy bowel movements and are usually accompanied by fever. If needed antibiotics can be given according to doctor's orders and must be finished.
-Education (Advice): advice that must be given to mothers whose babies have diarrhea is:
a. maintain personal hygiene, food, the environment
b. wash your hands before and after eating
c. process food until cooked and serve with clean food supplies
d. avoid eating spicy, sour and dirty meals
Your child should be examined by a general practitioner or pediatrician, to get further examination and treatment. If there are signs and dangers such as weakness, pee has not come out, tears are gone, dry lips, sunken eyes, or a child's loss of consciousness, immediately take the child to the nearest hospital emergency room.
That's all, hopefully useful :)
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