Overcoming Prolonged Diarrhea In Children After Weaning?
Hello doctor, I want to ask him since I was weaned, he had diarrhea for almost 20 days now.
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First of all, you should be sure in advance whether your child really has diarrhea or not. Diarrhea is characterized by an increased frequency of bowel movements, consistency of liquid stool, and an increased number of stools. For example, if your child only has a change in stool consistency from being denser to more fluid but the frequency and amount are normal, it cannot be said to be diarrhea. Changes in food or milk replacement can also affect changes in the pattern of CHAPTER children (including the consistency of feces) and this does not always indicate your child is having diarrhea.
If your child experiences other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, fever, the child looks weak, there is redness around the anus, there is blood in the stool, the frequency of bowel movements increases quite a lot compared to normal (for example usually only 1-2 times a day, now become 5 times), the stool looks very runny, the amount of stool is also very large, so you should immediately take your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation and management. Prolonged diarrhea like this can be caused by infections of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (inflammatory bowel disease), milk allergy, digestive enzyme disorders, lactose intolerance, etc. Must be sought in advance the exact cause to be able to do the appropriate treatment for children.
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