What to do When Your Child has Diarrhea and Vomiting?

By First Posted: Jun 2, 2019 Sun 12:44 PM
What to do When Your Child has Diarrhea and Vomiting?
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In this summer, it is important that you take care of your child’s health and keep him safe from summer sickness. Diarrhea and Vomiting are some of the major concerns that are experienced by many, especially children.

Dehydration occurs when you lose too much fluid. Young children can become dehydrated quickly, but dehydration can occur at any age.

Vomiting and diarrhea can be instigated by a number of things. These include viruses, bacteria, parasites, certain medicines, or certain medical conditions. Foods that are hard to digest (such as too many sweets) and undercooked (raw or partially raw) meat or fish can also cause vomiting and diarrhea.

For toddlers and young children you can use an ORS, which contains the right mix of salt, sugar, potassium, and other nutrients to help replace lost body fluids. Children older than 1 year may also have clear soups, clear sodas, or juice mixed 50-50 with water to help prevent dehydration. You should avoid giving your child plain water and soft drinks. Water alone does not contain enough salt and nutrients to help with dehydration. Soft drinks are typically very high in sugar and can irritate your child’s stomach.

Vomiting and diarrhea usually don’t last long. So, try the above process to prevent or avert diarrhea and vomiting.


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