Liv Hospital Child Health and Diseases Specialist Dr. Liv Hospital, which parents should pay attention about child diarrhea, which is frequently complained about, and methods of dealing with child diarrhea. Seza Baykan families made suggestions against diarrhea that may occur in their children. Especially acute diarrhea appears as a more common disease in children between the ages of 0-5. Here is what you need to know about child diarrhea. Acute diarrhea is frequently encountered in children aged 0-5 years.
If Your Child Has Vomiting and Fever …
Diarrhea is an increase in the number of defecations and a soft stool consistency. Since diarrhea will cause fluid loss in the body, it can cause life-threatening effects, especially in infants and young children. The main symptoms of fluid loss are dry mouth and tongue, a feeling of thirst, a tendency to sleep, a decrease in tears, a collapse of the eyeballs, an acceleration in the pulse, coldness in the hands and feet, a decrease in the amount of urine, an increase in the number of breaths and absence. If diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting and fever, this should increase fluid loss and consult a doctor immediately.
How to Nutrition to Overcome Diarrhea in Children?
The basic principle of treatment is lost fluid and is the replacement of electrolytes. If the child does not vomit, the fluid loss is mild or moderate, plenty of fluid should be provided. Oral replacement fluids can be used for this purpose. It is recommended to give powders containing probiotics to regulate the intestinal flora. Diarrhea medications should never be used. In diarrhea due to viruses, the disease passes by itself. Antibiotics are used in the diarrhea caused by bacteria and parasites. Fat-free foods should be taken until diarrhea resolves. Peach and banana as fruit; From solid foods, lean pasta and rice pilaf, boiled potatoes and mashed potatoes, boiled lean meat and chicken can be eaten. In cases where the loss of fluid in the body is severe or the child cannot get fluids due to vomiting, treatment should be done by hospitalization.
Do not cut breast milk!
Babies who are breastfeeding breast milk They are more resistant to infections that cause diarrhea than those who do not take breast milk and heal more quickly. For this reason, breast milk should not be cut in diarrhea and breastfeeding should be continued frequently. To protect against diarrhea, hands should be washed frequently, water and feeding bottles should be boiled in babies who eat food, tap water and water of unknown origin should not be consumed, raw vegetables and fruits should be washed thoroughly, food should be stored in the refrigerator, contact with diarrhea individuals and using the same items should be avoided.