Diarrhea is dangerous for a child. It appears harmless, but slowly it makes the child sick. It makes the child pass out and to be brought to the hospital as an emergency. Here are some tips to look for the danger signs of diarrhea.
Passing watery stools is diarrhea. It does not cause much harm if the child has no dehydration, but medical help should be sought. The doctor is the one to determine whether the child has dehydration or not. It is a more dangerous if the kid has vomiting along with watery stools. Diarrhea with danger signs should detect as early as possible by the parents. They are known for their mortality rates, so be careful.
Any one of the above, along with watery diarrhea require immediate hospitalization, irrespective of how playful the child is. Blood in watery stools is called dysentery, and it is caused by bacterial food poisoning. It requires management from intensive care unit. Severe forms of diarrhea cause the child to forget hours and the sense of thirst or hunger.
ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts):
By now, you know what to look for in your child. And the doctor will know what to look for in his patient. It is a teamwork between the parents and the medical staff. Fortunately, the teamwork is getting better by every week as we see lesser mortalities with diarrhea.
For more information consult a pediatric gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician/pediatric-gastroenterology
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07 Sep 2018 - 2 min read
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