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In the summer, colds, flu and flu stay away from children. Unfortunately, other diseases threaten your baby. Here is the most common of these diseases; diarrhea. There are two types of diarrhea, viral and microbial. However, in any case, diarrhea should not be lost. American Hospital Specialist for Child Health and Diseases Contact Gülnihal directly tells what to know about diarrhea.
: What are the symptoms of diarrhea?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly There are many signs of diarrhea. Vomiting occurs because it usually occurs with gastrointestinal diseases. In some cases, vomiting is so numerous that families are worried. However, vomiting turns into diarrhea within 24 hours. Apart from vomiting, anorexia is also a common symptom. In addition, children have both abdominal distension and restlessness and cramp-like pain is felt before diarrhea begins. Therefore, it is possible to encounter writhing abdominal pain in children who cannot speak. Fluid defecation is also among the symptoms of diarrhea.
: What precautions should be taken against diarrhea?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly Nowadays, the first thing to do during diarrhea is not to stop feeding and to give fluid support despite vomiting. The World Health Organization recommends oral fluids called oral rehydration. Turkey Ready salt and sugar solution consisting of these "have several examples. It is prepared by pouring a sachet into 1 liter of boiled warmed water.
: How is it appropriate to give this solution?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly If the child is over 2 years of age, it should be given as much as 250 ml of the prepared solution, ie 125 - 150 ml if under the age of 2 years. If the child refuses to drink, it is useful to give this solution every 2 - 3 minutes, as much as 1 teaspoon.
: What are the nutritional considerations?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly First of all, the child should not lose much fluid. Feeding of the child or the baby should be continued with fluid support. A very limited diet is not necessary. However, it should not be mixed as it eats every day. Banana, cooked meat, crackers, pasta, rice porridge, non-fat vegetables, potatoes and yogurt are among the foods you can give. The best dietary food for diarrhea yoghurt was found. In the most recent studies abroad, yogurt has been shown to contain a microbe called yararlı Lactobacillus yararlı which is beneficial to the body and this microbe adheres to the intestines and prevents the rotavirus from sticking. For this reason, diarrhea children to eat plenty of yogurt care.
: What would you recommend to nursing mothers?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly If you continue to breastfeed your baby, even if you have diarrhea Do not give up breastfeeding. Thus, the sick baby heals both spiritually and has no harm to the milk. However, one should pay more attention to the point of feeding about infants. Feces during diarrhea can cause rashes. It is also very useful to apply thick layer diaper rash cream during diarrhea to protect them from rash.
: Are there measures to prevent diarrhea from spreading to others?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly Of course there are. It is possible to group these measures as follows:
• The child's hands should be washed very well after toilet use. The person taking care of the child should also soap their hands.
• Both the child and the caregiver's nails should be cut short
• The child's hands should be cleaned first during meals.
: What are the conditions to consult a doctor?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly • Severe diarrhea in the form of water, lasting 4.5 times a day and more than 24 hours
• Blood or slimy material in the stool at any time
• Diarrhea lasting 3 to 4 days
• The child is vomiting constantly so that he cannot hold anything inside
• Severe cramps in the abdomen
• Diarrhea in infants younger than 6 months
• Findings of fluid loss despite precautions
: How to understand fluid loss findings?
Dr. Contact Gülnihal directly Half the number of wet diapers changed daily, lack of tears when the child is crying, the state of drowsiness, the mouth is very dry and the collapse of the binggilda in infants are among the signs of fluid loss.