Tips To Tackle Diarrhea and Dehydration of Your Child
Like everybody kids also lose some body water every day through sweat, tears, urine, and stool. The salt and water that is evaporated from the body are replaced through our regular diet. Sometimes kids lose a large amount of water and salts and this happens when they mainly suffer from diarrhea and vomiting. Lots of water along with necessary body salts is removed from the body through the stool.
Daycare Chino CA, experts say that diarrhea is a very common problem in babies and children. When the children have more bowel movements than usual and stools are less formed and watery, it can be regarded as diarrhea. Diarrhea or loose motions can last to a child from one day to two weeks. Children with diarrhea sometimes have a fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, cramps, etc. These symptoms are quite natural.
A visiting pediatrician in a Montessori Chino, CA experts tells parents and caregivers in a workshop that diarrhea can be dangerous if not managed timely because it drains water and salts from the child’s body. If the fluids are not replaced soon, there may be a chance of dehydration and in severe cases, the child may need to be hospitalized.
According to most child specialists, dehydration can be very dangerous, especially for babies and toddlers. Increased thirst, decreased urination, dry skin, mouth, and tongue, etc. are common symptoms of child diarrhea. If prompt care is not taken the child starts to lose energy and sometimes becomes fatal. A Pediatric doctor advises that as soon as you notice loose motion to your children, start oral rehydration solution or (ORS). It is a mixture of water, salts, and sugar in a specific amount and saves children from getting dehydrated.
A nutritionist in a reputed daycare in Chino, CA advises parents that when children are suffering from diarrhea, provide them with foods that are easy to digest and helps to maintain body fluid and salt in the body. They say that soft rice, yogurt, boiled plantain, toast, oatmeal, boiled or baked potato, boiled chicken, different types of chicken and vegetable soups are ideal food for children when they are under the shadow of diarrhea or dysentery. They also advise stopping greasy fried food even after the diarrhea is no more. It is better to avoid vegetables like beans, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, chickpeas, okra, etc. in a time of loose motion. Keep your child far away from soft drinks, chips, and chocolates when they are suffering from soft bowel. Most of the Montessori caregivers think that prompt initial care and rest are adequate to handle child dysentery. But, if there is blood stool or prolonged diarrhea, a sign of dehydration, vomiting tendency, or white, black, or red stool discharge, parents should immediately contact a pediatrician.
In this pandemic situation where diarrhea is one of the key symptoms of COVID, parents should not wait to visit a doctor along with their ailing children if they have come to from any recent trip or have come in contact with persons who have a recent history of international trip or camping.