Handling Of Liquid Bowel Movements In Children?
I want to ask? My child now defecates very often, but it is runny, I have seen it on TV if I am not mistaken, he said it is true that eating porridge does not work well for diarrhea children so what is it like, sm and my child wants to be given too or not, handling what is the correct one, sometimes he vomits but he doesn’t often lust, he decreases, he also gets weak easily? Ask for advice, thank you
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Diarrhea or diarrhea in children is most often caused by rotavirus infection. Rotavirus infection is generally harmless and can heal on its own, but has the potential to cause complications in the form of dehydration in children. No special therapy is needed to treat diarrhea due to rotavirus (usually will heal itself in 3-7 days), only supportive and symptomatic therapy is needed (for example if there is a fever in children, can be given a fever-lowering drug). Supportive therapy given is fluid. As long as your child experiences diarrhea and vomiting, you should provide more fluid for your child. The fluids given do not have to be ORS. You can give any liquid that the child wants, for example soup, milk, fruit juice, other electrolyte drinks, coconut water, etc. If the child vomits when given fluids, you can give a little more fluid but more often.
Regarding eating, actually there is no special diet that must be given to children. Children also don't have to eat porridge, but foods that are soft and easier to digest can help reduce vomiting in children. However, you should give whatever food your child wants (there is no need to force porridge if the child wants to eat plain rice). The principle is the same as giving a drink, if the child experiences vomiting, give less food but more often.
Another thing that is recommended is the provision of zinc tablets for children. For children over 6 months, you can give 1 tablet of zinc (20 mg) once a day for 10 days. If you see signs of dehydration in a child, take it to the hospital immediately. If after 7 days the diarrhea does not improve, immediately consult a pediatrician.
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