I have often heard this statement: If a child has diarrhea, it means he ate something spoiled. Where such confidence? After all, the causes of diarrhea hoo how much.
I am a rather inquisitive person, especially when it comes to the health of my babies. Therefore, among the books on medical topics, I was attracted by a brochure about childhood diseases. It was a lot of interesting information, and among other things, an article on children’s diarrhea.
It mentioned 9 reasons.
1. The use of antibiotics and other drugs that violate the microflora.
Such troubles can be avoided by giving probiotics to the baby along with aggressive drugs. Of course, they must register a doctor. But it happens that he forgets to indicate them in the recipe, so it is important to re-read the appointment and clarify this point.
2. Intolerance of some products.
Everyone’s organisms are different, what can we say about babies whose ventricles are just beginning to get used to a diverse adult menu.
3. Overheating of the child.
For me, this was unexpected news. I could not even think that the children’s organism could react to the heat in this way.
4. The introduction of complementary foods (new products in the baby menu).
To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to introduce new dishes very carefully and in tiny doses.
5. Nervous breakdown (when frightened).
Loud sounds, strangers, unfamiliar surroundings – all this can frighten the child. To disturb his nervous system. As a result, a metabolic disorder and diarrhea.
6. Poorly washed bottle (as an option – a dirty toy).
Little kids all the time strive to pull something in the mouth, try for a tooth. So it happens that the baby does not get off the pot all day from one dirty toy.
She could be anywhere. Attacks on the sly. Fighting it yourself, without qualified help, is almost impossible, and is it worth risking the health of an expensive little man ?!
8. Food poisoning.
Such a disorder is usually accompanied by frequent vomiting and fever.
Not at all, and not necessarily. The truth is quite often. No need to panic, but to call a doctor is desirable.
Whatever of the above reasons caused diarrhea, the algorithm of action is not very different. It is important to prevent dehydration. It is necessary to unsolder the baby with special salt solutions. Infants offer breast milk as often as possible.
Cancel for a time any lures (an exception can be made for rice broth and grated carrots or a bullseye). And the most basic. Do not think that diarrhea – this is a simple ailment, and everything will be fine by itself. If a child has a fever, lethargy, drowsiness or diarrhea does not pass within 2 days – see a doctor immediately!
What are some of the causes of childhood diarrhea?