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Change of stool frequency or consistency.
- Changes in stool consistency watery or liquid.
- increase of popping times.
- loss of appetite.
- Abdominal pain and crumbs.
- stool with blood.
- Sometimes fever.
When you should visit the pediatrician in CARE Hospitals?
- If the baby less than 6 months.
- If the stool change to black color or mixed with blood.
- Frequent vomiting.
- If body temperature 38c and above.
- If the baby become dehydrated (less pee- no tears while crying – dehydration of skin, mouth and tongue – headache).
- Sunken eye.
What causes diarrhea in children?
Some kinds of antibiotics, food allergy, germs and viruses (ROTA VIRUS), bacteria (E- coli) and parasites can cause diarrhea also. It’s easy to transfer from person to another especially in pediatrics.
- Teach the child how to wash hand by soup and water after using the toilet and before eating.
- Teach the child how to wash fruits and vegetables before eat.
- Avoid eating uncovered food or outside home.
- Take the necessary vaccines like Rota vaccine and Hepatitis while travelling to pandemic places or repeated diarrhea during the year.
In simple and moderate cases can be treated at home by following steps:
give the child liquids to prevent dehydration like oral dehydration therapy (ORT), or apple juice and seek medical advice.
IN SEVERE DIARRHEA OR FEVER OR NEWNATE.
You must go to the hospital to give fluids through intravenous line.