How To Deal With Babies Aged 2 Months With Diarrhea For 6 Days?

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Hello, I want to ask, after 6 days my baby (1 month 3 weeks old) has diarrhea, the color of the stool remains bright yellow, there is no fever, vomiting etc. given ORS and lacto b drugs, is the drug safe for babies since 2 months? can you drink it mixed with breast milk? tks

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Hello Ovie, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Diarrhea in infants is generally caused by Rotavirus infection. This infection is very common in infants, especially in developing countries where vaccinations against this virus have not been widely given. Rotavirus infection is generally mild and resolves on its own in 3-7 days. The only therapy given is supportive therapy, which is the provision of adequate fluids (in this therapy ORS can also be given, namely fluids containing electrolytes to replace body fluids and electrolytes lost due to diarrhea and vomiting), administration of fever drugs if high fever, vomiting drugs if the vomiting is so intense that you cannot drink.

Another recommended therapy is giving zinc tablets for 10 days which can help repair the digestive tract that is damaged due to viral infection. Probiotics such as Lactobacillus (Lacto B) can also be given to babies (including babies under 2 months). You can also mix Lacto B with breast milk while if you get powdered ORS, you can brew ORS according to the instructions on the package. If you get ORS that have been brewed (ORS) you can give it directly to the baby.

Watch for signs of dehydration in babies, if you find the following signs, immediately take them to the hospital:

The baby's urine is reduced, looks very concentrated, or does not urinate at all The baby does not cry when crying The baby does not want to drink The baby vomits every time he is given a drink The baby experiences a decrease in consciousness (becomes sleepy and is difficult to wake up) The eyes and crown of the baby look sunken Pinch skin (turgor) returns slowly Here is an article you can read about treating diarrhea in babies

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