Infants 4 Months Vomiting And Diarrhea For 4 Days?

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Afternoon, I want to ask my child aged 10 months already 4 days vomiting and diarrhea continues every time I give milk, the appetite was reduced which entered only plain water was treated but still did not stop for diarrhea and to vomit once in a while still vomiting why huh ??

1 Answer:

Hello Derry, thanks for asking.

Vomiting and diarrhea in infants and children is a fairly common occurrence. This is especially true when the baby has begun to move, so the possibility of various microorganisms entering the mouth will be greater. Generally, vomiting and diarrhea that are acute (only lasts a few days) are caused by viruses, rotavirus group. Gastrointestinal infections due to viruses can heal itself in a few days or a week.

Vomiting and diarrhea that have been more than 1-2 weeks are generally caused by bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections. In such conditions, babies need additional therapy in the form of antibiotics or antifungal. However, if only a few days, doctors generally do not directly provide various therapies. Therapy is focused on administering fluids.

Milk and other liquids must stay in, try the same or more than when healthy. You can try soup or meat and vegetable broth (without flavoring and salt) to add nutrition. Try to eat also still given. Give liquid porridge or finely crushed rice. Try to provide a variety of food ingredients, to find food ingredients that are liked by babies.

Immediately take the baby to the hospital if there are signs of dehydration such as:

Dry skin.
Mouth and dry lips.
Sunken eyes.
Sunken fontanel.
Urine a little.
The baby continues to get sleepy.

If dehydration does occur, the baby may need IV fluids to treat it. Please consult with your pediatrician, if you are in doubt about your baby's condition.

Hopefully this answer is helpful. Regards.

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