Many things can cause diarrhea in your toddler, it could be due to parasites, bacterial or viral infection, antibiotics, or food. Viruses that cause diarrhea are the most widely rotavirus. Diarrhea in toddlers should be addressed because if not treated, diarrhea can cause dehydration of the body which can be fatal.
Diarrhea is a common disease found in your toddler. According to WHO, diarrhea definition is a bowel movement in liquid form is more than three times in one day, and usually lasts for two days or more. Sometimes parents often wonder whether toddlers experiencing diarrhea. In children, the consistency of stool more attention than the frequency of bowel, this is because the frequency of bowel in infants more often than adults, can be up to five times a day. Frequency of bowel that often in children is not necessarily to say diarrhea if stool consistency as the days in general. A mother can tell when their children get diarrhea, and depending on the situation of children.
Bacteria such as Shigella, Vibrio cholerae, Salmonella (non thypoid), Campylobacter jejuni and Escherichia coli could be a cause of diarrhea in your toddler. Your child probably has diarrhea caused by bacterial infections if they experienced a very severe diarrhea, followed by seizures, blood in the stool, and fever.
Infections caused by parasites can also cause diarrhea. Diseases such as giardiasis. The disease is caused by microscopic parasites that live in the intestines. Symptoms of giardiasis include a lot of gas, which is very much feces and foul smelling, abdominal bloating, and diarrhea.
If your child or toddler has diarrhea during antibiotic usage, this may be related to treatment that is being lived. Antibiotics may kill the good bacteria in the gut during treatment. Consult your doctor about this. However, do not stop treatment on your child until the doctor gives approval.
For toddlers who are still breast-fed, continue to drink milk. For children who already do not drink milk, eat and drink as usual to replace lost body fluids. Give oralit to replace lost body fluids. Please note for parents about the correct way of giving oralit. Drink little by little, two to three sips, then stop for three minutes. This must be repeated continuously until one glass oralit exhausted. Drink one glass at a time can lead to vomiting and defecation.
Immediately consult a doctor if diarrhea for more than 12 hours, or if your toddler is not wetting the bed within 8 hours, body temperature over 39 ° C, there is blood in the stool, dry mouth or cries without tears, and extraordinary drowsiness or no the response.