It is bad when children are ill, and especially if the disease falls on a warm season, when you just want to take a walk on the street. Fortunately, the frequency of acute respiratory infections in the summer season is reduced, but, in turn, begins the time of intestinal infections, for which the heat – an excellent environment for life.
My daughter was no exception. An enterovirus infection struck her as well, just as the weather improved and the kindergarten closed for the holidays.
Everything went without temperature, but the upset stomach was the strongest. Diarrhea is a week long! Despite the diet, whatever the child ate, came out in liquid form.
In addition, the level of acetone rose, as evidenced by test strips and the corresponding odor from the mouth. It is not surprising, because the body lost fluid, not only with the chair, but also through sweat. In addition, there was vomiting several times.
Our district pediatrician at that time was on vacation, and the doctor on duty did not pay special attention to the disease. Gave standard recommendations Let’s Smektu, plus a diet and plenty of drink. However, the virus cannot be cured by anything else.
After carefully filling with Regidron, acetone disappeared, but the diarrhea, alas, did not stop. Neither Smecta, nor Sorbex (activated carbon), nor Atoxil helped. It got to the point that, even eating some porridge on water and cookies, the daughter still ran to the toilet every hour.
It is clear that there was no talk of any walks. The maximum that we could do was go to the pharmacy and back. With other children, contact was excluded to avoid the spread of infection.
When on the fifth day we turned to another pediatrician, she prescribed another antidiarrheal agent Nifuroxazide, the effect of which was also zero. Very strange, I thought, because I tried it on myself – it helps almost instantly. I tend to the fact that we got a fake drug.
After that, the pediatrician has already spread her arms and said something about dysentery. Although, in this disease the chair is different – with blood and foam.
By this time, the nerves had already reached the limit – my daughter was absolutely tired of sitting at home, but I was afraid to go to the country house with a sick child.
And so, my friend pharmacist miraculously got me Enterol. Again, a means similar to Smektu. At that time, the medicine was reregistered, so it wasn’t sold in any pharmacy. And after the second intake, a visible improvement has come.
By the way, during the week of illness the daughter lost noticeably a few kilograms, which is not surprising – in fact, she ate only Rehydron and cereals on the water. No dairy products, sweets, fresh fruit and meat.
Nobody is insured against intestinal infections, even if you take hygiene carefully and wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly. Pathogens can be found in the water of any reservoir that a child may swallow accidentally. What was the reason in our case, I do not know – whether early maize is richly seasoned with chemicals, or not completely washed berries.
In any case, in the summer to hurt no less unpleasant than in winter. Especially bad when the temperature rises.
As in other cases, it is important to promptly seek medical help and begin treatment as soon as possible. Additional difficulties are created by the fact that in summer most of the doctors are on vacation.
Do your children get sick in the summer?