Overcoming Diarrhea Accompanied By Vomiting To Weight Loss In Infants Aged 8 Months?

I want to ask .. My child is 8 months old … I have been vomiting for 3 days with diarrhea until the weight is bad … That’s a symptom, what info, and what’s the solution like … Want to see a doctor, but far from where I live I dwell in a village far from urban areas

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The existence of complaints of vomiting and diarrhea in infants aged 8 months and now your baby has lost weight, then this condition needs to be consulted and treated as early as possible by the doctor or the nearest health center. The presence of vomiting and diarrhea within 3 days and cause the baby to lose weight, indicates the risk of impaired fluid and electrolyte balance or the risk of dehydration. If this condition is not controlled, the risk of severe dehydration will be increasingly difficult to treat and recover. Therefore, it is better if your baby can be immediately taken to the nearest health worker. Every village has health workers scattered, even if there are no doctors or doctors far from your area, there are still puskesmas or assisting puskesmas near you. Medical personnel in your area will help prevent dehydration from getting heavier and help remedy this complaint.
The possibility of a gastrointestinal infection either caused by bacteria or viruses, then digestive disorders or diarrhea must be controlled immediately. Provision of replacement fluids for either water or ORS, or if necessary infusion for baby patients at risk of dehydration can also be given by health workers in your village. If there is indeed no puskesmas, pustu or other health workers, then you should take your child to the nearest town or to the nearest sub-district, so that you can reach out immediately and be able to bring your child immediately even if far from your home. This is related to complications that may occur in your child due to diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration that may occur.
At the same time, you can do several things while traveling to the doctor or to the hospital:
1. Give optimal fluid intake, by giving breast milk, milk, water, ORS little by little but often
2. Give soft or soft foods to reduce the response to vomiting when receiving food or drinks. Give a little but often
3. Avoid giving instant foods and coconut foods. You should cook food for your baby yourself to prevent the risk of unclean food when you buy and risk aggravating your child's complaints
4. Give syrup paracetamol according to the recommended dosage listed on the package until the doctor or medical officer provides treatment
 As far as any health service center is, but in conditions that are at risk for patients, long trips can be taken so that they can carry out evaluation and treatment directly and better. This is to prevent the risk of danger or death in infants due to dehydration and diarrhea that do not get optimal treatment and care.
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