Handling Diarrhea That Doesn’t Go Away?
amualaikum, I want to ask.rn my son is 14 months old, but he has diarrhea for 4 days and before that I brought him to the nearest clinic and he was given medicine.rntp he still had frequent chapters.rnthat day it can be up to 6 / 7 times.rn1 and the first 2 days it was really watery, and there were glands like snot.rnThen I took it to the clinic on the third day, I took it to the clinic. I took medicine and the results started a bit thick. But still, I still have Baba often. but still the diarrhea is just the chapters are not as runny on the first and second day..rn guess it’s normal diarrhea or something..rnplease explain.
Hi Andrew, thanks for the question. Diarrhea is a condition where there is an increase in the frequency of defecation more than 3 times a day and or changes in the consistency of feces. Diarrhea in children is most often caused by rotavirus infection. However, diarrhea in children can also be caused by:
bacterial infections, parasites, worms malabsorption food allergies food intoxication / food poisoning Diarrhea in children is generally caused by rotavirus. Diarrhea caused by a virus usually gets better within a few days and does not require special treatment. Stool consistency that improves and starts to become solid is a sign of improvement from diarrhea. The thing to watch out for from diarrhea in children is the occurrence of dehydration or lack of body fluids. Make sure to always keep the child's fluid intake during diarrhea. You can use ORS as a replacement for lost body fluids. You should immediately see the nearest doctor when dehydration occurs, here are signs of dehydration:
weak child child refuses to eat and drink looks sleepy constantly cold hands and feet bluish lips skin looks dry Hopefully useful,