Why Do 2-year-old Children Defecate A Little But Often Every 1-2 Hours?
Good day doctor, my child is 2 years old if the defecation is only slightly stuck to his anus but often can be up to 5 times with an interval of every 1-2 hours, the child also does not look straining or in pain then is it normal or symptoms of a dangerous disease ? Previously, thank you doctor for the answer.
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Babies older than 1 year, because they are adept at consuming various types of food and drinks, generally have a bowel pattern like adults, which is no more than 3 times a day, no less than 2 times a week, and with a soft to solid consistency. Changes in the pattern of bowel movements, as long as they only occur for a short time, without accompanied by annoying complaints, are often not dangerous. However, in rare cases, this complaint can also indicate an illness.
The condition of your child who defecates quite often, as long as the consistency is still reasonable, does not contain blood and mucus, and does not make your child experience severe complaints (such as fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bloating), may still be reasonable and unnecessary special handling. Frequently, this CHAPTER pattern changes occur related to variations in the types of food and drinks he consumes. You can first try to resolve your child's complaints with the following steps:
Give the child more to drink (especially water) Also give him a variety of foods that are healthy and balanced nutritional value, complete with vegetables and fruits that contain lots of water so that his bowel is smoother If the child has an allergy to certain foods, avoid giving food Limit the provision of instant food or drink, except only in urgent conditions Encourage children to actively move and exercise, do not sit too much Do not carelessly give children drugs without a doctor's prescription If the steps above still have not been successful in overcoming your child's complaints, or if you find your child experiencing other severe complaints as mentioned above, you should consult your child directly to the doctor or pediatrician. Worrying, your child's complaints arise due to symptoms of food allergies, poisoning, digestive infections, intestinal inflammation, intolerance, malabsorption, or disease others that require special treatment from a doctor.
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