It is very much important for every one of us to keep our bodies hydrated, especially more important for children. Especially in summers, you must have to increase your liquid intake for your healthy body and well being. Diarrhea is a situation where your baby has watery, loose stools and it will continue for more than 24 hours, than he may be at risk of dehydration. So following are some symptoms and preventions that are to be focused to avoid dehydration in infants and young children.
Diarrhea is very common in children of every age. There are different reasons and causes of diarrhea. Mostly symptoms of diarrhea include nausea, fever, vomiting, dehydration and cramps.
When you are looking for treating diarrhea, you must have to make sure that you fulfill the liquid requirements of your infant. You can offer him additional breast milk or ORS. If you only provide him with simple water it may not help him in recovering as quickly as you wanted him to. Further you must also talk to your doctor and seek his help in letting you know the quantity of fluid required to get back hydration level to normal.
You can also check that if diarrhea is caused by any medicine that you are giving to your child in recent times, if this is so, than you should, after consultation with your doctor reduce the dose of medicine. Studies and research shows that yogurt can play a vital role in easing diarrhea which is caused by antibiotics, so you can start giving yogurt to your young one.