Pediatric Diarrhoea: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Maintaining proper hygienic and sanitary conditions spreading of the infections can be reduced
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating
  • Wash kitchen counters and cooking utensils thoroughly
  • Never drink from streams, lakes, springs
  • Proper vaccination
  • Do not share things or articles

Watch Out

  • Bloody stool or blood vomiting
  • Intense fever and body rashes
  • Severe abdominal or rectal pain

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if the child has
  • Severe loose stools
  • Signs of dehydration-sunken eyes, severe dry mouth, anxiety, restlessness,
  • Excessive thirst, little or no urination, strong body odour
  • Diarrhoea with blood or mucus
  • Repeated vomiting or refusal to drink fluids

loose motions, loose stools, liquid stools, dehydration, gastroenteritis, watery stools, dysentery, amoebic dysentery, ORS, Pediatric Diarrhoea when to go to hospital, Pediatric Diarrhoea when to seek medical care, Pediatric Diarrhoea when to get help,