Diarrhea is a condition when there is frequent soft or loose bowel movements (poop). Most kids have diarrhea from time to time. It usually does not last long and often it gets better on its own, but in children the period when they have diarrhea is quite crucial as they might be losing too much water and might lead to other health problems.
Among symptoms of dehydration that parents and/or carers need to check in children with diarrhea are;
Diarrhea usually cause by infection such as from viruses like rotavirus, bacteria like salmonella, and sometimes by parasite such as giardia. Apart from dehydration symptoms it also includes other symptoms such as vomiting, stomachache, head ache, and fever.
It is also important to seek doctor’s care right away if your child or baby have symptoms of;
Be it in clinical setting or home, in order to treat diarrhea be it in children or adult, it is best to prevent fluid loss.
Here are some tips which parents and/or carers can practice in order to prevent fluid loss at home:
In conclusion, diarrhea among children can be very serious and is quite common, some of the things that parents may practice when it comes to children who frequently face diarrhea is making sure that their children and the carer hygiene is always taken care of. Make sure that food is stored within the right temperature, especially dairy and raw foods products, food must also be fully cooked and the home environment is clean especially if there is a pet in the same household. Apart from these, consumption of probiotics supplement is also helpful for their gut health.