It is very worrying every time we see our kids fall sick and we have a hard time trying to focus every time it happens.  As a parent, it is tired to take care of children who suffer from diarrhea particularly young children, which are the most vulnerable group to diarrhea disease. This disease can potentially affect the health and nutritional status of children. Acute diarrhea may lead to life-threatening due to loss of fluid and rapid dehydration. Early treatment is thus important to relieve the symptoms of diarrhea before the situation becomes worsens.

What is diarrhea?

It is a situation where one passes stools that are loose or (or and) watery or increased frequency of pooping.

Causes

Just so you know, diarrhea is a symptom of a disease instead of the disease itself. It may be due to these main causes:

To be noted

It requires your attention

Though diarrhea may be harmless, it may be harmful too! Be very noted with what your kids tell you and what is happening to them.

References

  1. Gary, R.F., David, O.M. and Miguel, G.O. (n.d.). Patient education: Acute diarrhea in children (Beyond the Basics). Retrieved 27 December 2019, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-diarrhea-in-children-beyond-the-basics
  2. MedlinePlus. (2019, December 2). When your child has diarrhea. Retrieved 27 December 2019, from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000693.htm
  3. Ruben, J.R. (2016, January 27). The Meal Plan to Relieve Toddler Diarrhea. Retrieved 27 December 2019, from https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/food-for-toddler-with-diarrhea
  4. WebMD. (2001, August 21). Finding the Best Drink When Your Child Has Diarrhea. Retrieved 27 December 2019, from https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20010821/finding-best-drink-when-your-child-has-diarrhea#1

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