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Identifying symptoms of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea in children is usually a painful time for mothers as well because they’re unable to soothe their child instantly. Diarrhoea is a common occurrence among children especially where food or hygiene habits are not ideal.

Other causes may include an infection, change in water/food habits, reaction to medication or seasonal changes. There are two types of Diarrhoea- Acute and Chronic.

Acute diarrhoea is known to last for a day or two. A kid might experience acute diarrhoea as a result of a viral or bacterial infection. Other times, it could be due to food poisoning. However, chronic diarrhoea in children may be a result of a much more serious condition such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. Frequent and severe diarrhoea could be a sign of intestinal disease or dysfunctional bowel movements.

Remember there is a difference between loose motions and diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is loose, watery stools over 2/3 times a day along. Typical diarrhoea symptoms include-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Loss of energy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blood or mucous in stool

Prolonged diarrhoea symptoms in children can lead to dehydration. It needs immediate medical attention.

Signs are:

  • Sunken eyes
  • Decreased frequency of urination or dry diapers for over 3 hours
  • Sunken soft spot on the front of the head in babies (called the fontanel)
  • No tears when the child cries
  • Dry or sticky mucous membranes (the lining of the mouth or tongue)
  • Lethargy (less than normal activity)
  • Irritability (more crying, fussiness with inconsolability)
  • High fever above 102 deg F
  • Dry lips, mouth and tongue
  • Bloody or black stool
  • Severe vomiting
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Faster than normal heartbeat

Often, mothers are concerned about the right diarrhoea medicines & treatments advised by their peers. Apart from home remedies or apt food, it’s any mother’s top priority to ensure treating the diarrhoea with care. In that regard, Enterogermina handles gut care as gentle as a mom's care. It not only helps manage diarrhoea effectively but also helps restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut.

Point to note is that if the problem persists for more than 2-3 days, please consult a doctor/physician right away for proper medical guidance.

Sources:

https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/children-s-health-issues/symptoms-in-infants-and-children/diarrhea-inchildren
https://www.healthline.com/health/diarrhea#causes
https://www.enterogermina.in/

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