Taking Care Of A Child With Diarrhea

It is very important that parents or guardians should know about the treatment methods to alleviate and cure children who are suffering from diarrhea. We know that if we allow this condition to progress, it can become a severe health problem. According to healthcare experts, the most common causes of the condition are bacteria or food sensitivity. If your child is suffering from diarrhea, you should take him to his pediatrician right away. Doing so will help you to determine the exact cause of your child’s diarrhea along with appropriate treatment method to ease his condition. Here are some tips that you can use to treat the condition of your child.

Focus on Hydration

Like any other sufferers of diarrhea, your child is at high risk of being dehydrated. Therefore, you must serve plenty of water to keep him hydrated throughout the day. In some cases, parents allow their children to suck on ice chips or have gelatin to increase their fluid intake. You may also offer soup or juice but you have to avoid giving apple or pear juices because they may aggravate the condition of your child.

If you are considering oral rehydration solution (ORS) to alleviate the condition of your child, it is best to consult his pediatrician prior to preparing any of the ORS at home. You mildly dehydrated child should be examined by his pediatrician to ensure that you won’t do anything that could worsen his condition.

Remember the BRAT Diet

Most pediatricians recommend the BRAT diet to bind up the sufferer’s stools. It is best to base your child’s diet on this diet that involves bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. When it comes to giving this diet to your child, you do not have to limit it because you can also add yogurt, soda crackers, white potatoes, and rice cereal that will help to ease the condition of your child.

 

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