Handling Of Diarrhea Patients?
sorry do you want to ask if a patient has acute diarrhea without dehydration is it better to give Rl 0.9 liquid or ORS? if Rl why and if ORS why? That is all and thank you
Thank you for the question.
Diarrhea occurs when a person defecates more than 3 times a day, with a more liquid stool consistency, sometimes it can even contain mucus or blood. This condition can be many possible triggers, ranging from digestive infections, food allergies, intolerance or malabsorption, drug side effects, intestinal inflammation, poisoning, hyperthyroidism, intestinal cancer, metabolic disorders, anxiety or excessive panic, immune disorders, and so on. The definitive treatment of diarrhea, due to various causes, can also vary depending on the cause.
Most people with acute diarrhea, if it does not cause dehydration, do not need to be directly treated with medication. Mainly, this condition is treated with fluid replacement. If the patient can still eat and drink as usual, then giving ORS, drinking lots of water, and consuming a variety of aqueous and easily digestible foods is sufficient. Giving intravenous fluids, such as ringer lactate, is mainly given to diarrhea sufferers who experience severe nausea or vomiting so it is difficult to consume food and drinks orally (by mouth). It could also be, diarrhea sufferers are infused if they experience a considerable loss of fluid (for example due to massive diarrhea more than 10 times a day and high fever), or in patients with infants and children who are difficult to regulate food and drink. In patients who need to do several examinations with blood specimens, can also be done at the same time the installation of infusion to facilitate the examination and blood collection procedures.
Determination of whether diarrhea sufferers need to be infused, given certain medications or treatments, ideally made directly by the doctor or internist who is examining. In some cases, in addition to fluid replacement therapy, diarrhea sufferers also need to be given several types of drugs (such as antidiarrheal drugs, antibiotics), or additional examinations (such as blood tests, stool tests, ultrasound). So, related to your question, you should ask this question directly to the doctor who checked it ..
I hope this helps.