Treatment Of Diarrhea In Children Aged 11 Months?
I want to be 11 months old, my child has diarrhea but not too often, most often 4x a day, what kind of medicine is right if you give Pedialyte?
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Diarrhea is stool that changes in consistency to become soft or watery, and more often than usual, generally occurs as a result of eating or drinking that enters the digestive system that is unhygienic or contaminated. Some causes of diarrhea, including:
Diarrhea due to bacterial infection Diarrhea due to fungal infection Other intestinal diseases or disorders
Pedialyte (ORS) is a solution that serves to replace body fluids and electrolytes lost due to diarrhea, so you can give the solution according to the instructions for use. However, if the bowel movements do not stop, there is blood or pus, fever or weakness, you should take your child to consult a doctor, so that an appropriate examination and treatment can be carried out. It is possible that the doctor will do a stool / stool examination in the laboratory, and blood tests.
Things you can do at home for now include:
Maintain children's fluid intake to avoid dehydration (lack of fluids) due to more fluid that comes out through defecation than what goes in. Maintain cleanliness from eating and drinking. Avoid giving uncooked water to drink. Provide adequate rest for children
May be useful.
Dr. Christian Haryanto