Treatment And Causes Of Child Diarrhea Have Been 5 Days?
Good night, my child is almost 6 years old, now has repeated diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain that has been 5hr until now. The first day of diarrhea, abdominal pain and a little fever. Then the fever goes away on its own without being given a fever-lowering drug after alternating diarrhea. I wonder what is the cause and how to treat it? Thanks.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diarrhea, although accompanied by fever, is actually not a specific symptom and can occur due to various things, such as:
Parasitic infections, such as amebiasis and giardiasis
Stomach flu or gastroenteritis
Lactose intolerance or can not digest lactose content
Therefore, to be able to distinguish the above conditions, it is necessary to check, including what color the diarrhea is, how many times a day, is it accompanied by mucus and / or blood, is there a history of consuming milk or other food allergies, is there a family member who has a similar condition, how cleanliness of the body and the environment, and so on.
For this reason, we recommend that you take your child to the pediatrician for further examination, including if indeed it is found that additional tests are needed such as fecal analysis in the laboratory. The thing to note is the condition of diarrhea in children can increase the tendency of dehydration conditions or lack of fluids, which is characterized by the child looking weak and not powered, looks thirsty or even lazy to drink, eyes look sunken, tears do not come out when crying, dry lips, and urine that is dark yellow, or even does not come out at all for hours. If indeed your child is experiencing this, you should immediately take him to the nearest hospital emergency room for immediate fluid therapy.
Meanwhile, make sure the food he eats is hygienic, keep his hands clean, try to remember again if there is food he ate before this condition occurs and avoid him from these foods, apply eucalyptus oil in his stomach, avoid from sick people and make sure the fluid needs are fulfilled . So, hopefully answering your question.