Muntaber In Children Aged 18 Months?
Morning, my son was 18 months old with vomiting last Friday and was immediately taken to the clinic to be examined and given medicine. Right now for vomiting, it’s already reduced, but my body is still weak, why is that? Thank you
Hello Mei Sari, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Feeling weak in the body can be caused by various things such as infections, dehydration, lack of blood sugar, lack of nutritional intake and others.
In your child's case, this complaint may be caused by dehydration (lack of fluid intake), ongoing infections in the body, or lack of nutrition (food). Even though the vomiting has decreased, this can still pose a risk of dehydration and it is uncertain whether the infection has actually disappeared from your child's body or not. In addition, if your child's appetite has not improved so that food intake is still far less than usual, this is still very likely to cause weakness in your child.
Therefore, try first to increase food and fluid intake in your child. If it is difficult or there is no improvement, it is advisable to bring your child back to the doctor for evaluation whether to require further therapy or even hospital treatment. If your child seems very weak, tends to sleep continuously and does not want to eat or drink at all, immediately take it to the nearest hospital emergency room to get immediate help.
I hope this helps.