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What is newborn diarrhea?
Not every loose pile is diarrhea, however, if the frequency of bowel movements is higher than before, and in addition the stool is greenish with an irritating, pungent smell, this is a reason to watch the toddler closely. Infant diarrhea also often causes very fast burns to the baby's butt due to the acid reaction of the table.
How to treat diarrhea in an infant?
With mild form, diarrhea does not cause a child's malaise, drowsiness or stomach ache. Stools are donated at a frequency of several a day, they may be slightly greenish, runny mucus, or even blood. In this case, it is recommended to give your child plenty of fluids, preferably water. It's important to water your baby often, in small amounts, because of dehydration, which can be caused by diarrhea. You should also breast-feed your baby only if it is breastfed. In contrast, formula-fed children should switch to gluten and lactose free diet, it is worth introducing rice gruel and carrot mousse.
When a bit more severe diarrhea occurs, contact your pediatrician. The child is weak and tearful, defecates up to a dozen times a day, has a markedly reduced well-being, and diarrhea occurs with infrequent vomiting and mild fever. With such symptoms, the real threat is dehydration of the body and it may be necessary to administer appropriate irrigation fluids recommended by the doctor.
Acute diarrhea may turn out to be toxic diarrhea. It is characterized by very frequent passing of watery stools in the company of frequent gas, vomiting and high fever. The child is clearly listless and sleepy. He refuses to drink, and urinates frequently in small quantities. When these symptoms occur, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible. You may need to give a drip.
Diarrhea can also be caused food alergy. This form does not cause fever and is usually mild. Withdrawal of products with the allergen eliminates diarrhea. Less often requires drug treatment.
Remember the need increased personal hygiene for yourself and your child. Frequent hand washing because bacterial diarrhea is contagious. And about frequent washing, weathering and oiling of the baby's skin, so as not to cause burns caused by diarrhea in an infant.