Diarrhea in children: tips

If children have diarrhea, the risk of dehydration is particularly high. After all, the amount of water in a child’s body is significantly higher than in an adult. Drinking a lot is therefore important!
Still mineral water and tea (e.g. chamomile) are suitable. Especially if the diarrhea is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, it is advisable to give the liquid in small portions (e.g. with a teaspoon).
Extra tip: If an infant has diarrhea, breastfeeding shouldn’t be taken anyway. It is best to give tea and still water.

With the diarrhea, the body not only loses fluid, but also valuable electrolytes such as sodium and glucose. Here it says: countermeasures. Suitable electrolyte solutions are available in the pharmacy. Tip: About 30 to 80 milliliters per kilogram of body weight is recommended within 3-4 hours. It is best to administer the solution as early as possible and not to mix it with other liquids such as juice or milk. If vomiting occurs at the same time, the administration of small portions with a teaspoon is suitable to prevent nausea. For the correct use of the electrolyte solution, also read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If your child has an appetite again, light food is the order of the day. For example, rusks, dry white bread, rice or mashed potatoes without milk are suitable. Grated apple or a mashed banana is also good for the little patient. Warning: undiluted fruit juices, milk and milk products and carbonated drinks are unsuitable. Even the well-known "Cola and pretzel sticks for diarrhea" are anything but a suitable home remedy for diarrhea in children: sugar and salt cause restlessness in the already stressed intestine.

If infants have diarrhea, a visit to the doctor is generally advisable. The same applies to persistent diarrhea in the (small) child. It is especially important to see a doctor if you have vomiting, fever and drowsiness. Even if the child has diarrhea and at the same time refuses to eat and drink, a medical examination is recommended. Last but not least, a doctor should be consulted if there are signs of dehydration (e.g. dry mouth, drowsiness, high fever).

If children have diarrhea, it is danger dehydration is particularly high. After all, the amount of water in a child’s body is significantly higher than in an adult. Drinking a lot is therefore important!
Still mineral water and tea (e.g. chamomile) are suitable. Especially if the diarrhea is accompanied by nausea and vomiting, it is advisable to give the liquid in small portions (e.g. with a teaspoon).
Extra tip: If an infant has diarrhea, breastfeeding shouldn’t be taken anyway. It is best to give tea and still water.

With the diarrhea, the body not only loses fluid, but also valuable electrolytes such as sodium and glucose. Here it says: countermeasures. Suitable electrolyte solutions are available in the pharmacy. Tip: About 30 to 80 milliliters per kilogram of body weight is recommended within 3-4 hours. It is best to administer the solution as early as possible and not to mix it with other liquids such as juice or milk. With vomiting at the same time, the administration is smaller portions with a teaspoon to prevent nausea. Note For the correct use of the electrolyte solution, also read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If your child has an appetite again, light food is the order of the day. For example, rusks, dry white bread, rice or mashed potatoes without milk are suitable. Grated apple or a mashed banana is also good for the little patient. Warning: undiluted fruit juices, milk and milk products and carbonated drinks are unsuitable. Even the well-known "Cola and pretzel sticks for diarrhea" are anything but a suitable home remedy for diarrhea in children: sugar and salt cause restlessness in the already stressed intestine.

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