Why do children get diarrhea often?
Diarrhea is the body’s way of ridding itself of germs, and most episodes last a few days to a week. Diarrhea often occurs with fever, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and dehydration. Some of the most common reasons kids get diarrhea include:
– An infection with a virus, bacteria, or parasite. Babies can pick up these germs through contact with unclean food or water or when they touch germy surfaces and then put their hands into their mouths. Infection from viruses like rotavirus, bacteria like salmonella and, rarely, parasites like giardia. Viruses are the most common cause of a child’s diarrhea. Along with loose or watery stools, symptoms of a viral gastroenteritis infection often include vomiting, stomachache, headache, and fever
– A food allergy or sensitivity to medicines
-Drinking too much fruit juice
How to Treat Diarrhea and Dehydration in Infants and Children
Diarrhea makes the body lose too much water and minerals called electrolytes. That leads to dehydration. Babies can get dehydrated very quickly — within a day or two after diarrhea starts — and it can be very dangerous, especially in newborns.
Offer additional breast milk or an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to infants and young children. Water alone doesn’t have enough sodium, potassium, and other nutrients to safely rehydrate very young children. Be sure to talk to your doctor about the amount of fluids your child needs, how to make sure he or she gets them, when to give them, and how to watch for dehydration.
Older children with diarrhea can drink anything they like to stay hydrated, including ORS and brand-name products (their names usually end in “lyte”). Popsicles can also be a good way to get fluids into a child who’s been vomiting and needs to rehydrate slowly.
The following diet plan can help your baby recover.
– Strict oral rehydration solution like Pedialyte every 4-6 hours. This is the most important step. Do not let your baby dehydrate. Continue breastfeeding or giving formula. Watch carefully how the baby reacts to milk and decide whether to temporarily stop feeding milk. Sometimes nothing can stay in the stomach. If your baby refuses milk, try Pedialyte.
Bland foods. If you have started giving solids to your baby, feed her applesauce, strained banana, saltines, strained carrots, strained squash, mashed potatoes(no additives), rice cereal and oatmeal. You can also feed her toast, crackers, breads, pretzels, rice, mashed potatoes (no additives), noodles (no additives), bananas, applesauce, carrots, squash, Rice Krispies, Cheerios, oatmeal, and yogurt with active cultures.
– Milk products. Some babies may become lactose intolerant during this time, so consult your pediatrician.
No oils or butter.
– No spicy foods or sauces until diarrhea subsides.
Note: You should always consult with your child’s doctor before starting any kind of medication or if you have any doubts.
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