Handling Of Dysentery In Infants?
Good evening, I want to ask my 5.5 month old child with dysentery Entamuba coli positive for 14 days and no fever and no dehydration, Liprolac and Fixacep drop antibiotics from the doctor within 4 days, but the chapter frequency is still more than 7x a day and consistency remains liquid and sometimes foamy. What should I do? Keep observing until the 7th day of antibiotics or return to the hospital immediately?
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For complaints of liquid, slimy and sometimes foamy with positive E. Coli, the antibiotic given is the right antibiotic for the bacteria. The child should still be given as much milk intake as possible, continue the antibiotic medication, keep the child clean, the mother and the surrounding environment. Apart from this you can observe signs of dehydration in children, such as dry lips, sunken and dry eyes, reduced tears, reduced urination, children often feel thirsty and weak.
If there are signs of dehydration, you should immediately take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room. But if the child is still active and there is no sign of dehydration, there is still a lot of consumption of breast milk, it is okay if you want to observe while you are spending the antibiotic.
because in children with diarrhea, it is necessary to remove the chapter which contains many bacteria, so then the remnants are killed using antibiotics, most importantly continue to monitor the child's hydration status so as not to become dehydrated.
if you are worried, and want to consult with a pediatrician, it doesn't hurt too, please consult the nearest pediatrician.
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