Diarrhea & vomiting in children – Ayurveda Melbourne

July 25, 2018
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Diarrhea and vomiting in children

By Dr Sajimon George BAMS, AAA, ATMS

Vomiting and diarrhea in children are very common symptoms and can happen at any time of year. Diarrhea is called Atisar in Ayurveda Although Vomiting and diarrhea often happen together, kids can have either one or the other alone as well. The most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children are infections caused by viruses. The most common infection is viral gastroenteritis.

Diarrhea in children is the body’s way of eliminating itself of germs, and mostly last a few days to a week. Diarrhea in children often occurs with fever, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and dehydration. Some of the most common symptoms of getting diarrhea and vomiting in children include: More bowel movements than usual, stools less formed and more watery. Sometimes children with diarrhea may even have fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, cramps, and blood in the stools.

While treating Diarrhea and vomiting in kids it’s important to prevent fluid loss and dehydration. Offer additional breast milk or oral rehydration to infants and young children as Water alone doesn’t help in rehydrating very young children.

Older children with diarrhea can drink anything they prefer to stay hydrated. Keep giving them their normal diet even while they’re vomiting or having diarrhea as children who are fed normally have a speedy recovery than those who are only on liquids while they are sick. If your child’s vomiting and/or diarrhea isn’t stopping, give small amounts of fluids every 5 to 10 minutes as a good way to get fluids into a child who needs to rehydrate slowly.

 

 

Measures to follow if your child has vomiting and diarrhea

  • For babies and toddlers who wear nappies, a soothing rash cream may help to prevent soreness and nappy rash.
  • Ensure your child’s bottom is cleaned thoroughly and gently, after each episode of diarrhoea to avoid any irritation in the skin.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water and Dry your hands thoroughly to prevent the infection from spreading.
  • Do not share towels as this can spread the infection
  • Clean surfaces with detergent and water to effectively remove germs
  • Do not let the infected child share personal items such as towels, toothbrushes or face cloths.
  • If your child has diarrhoea, let the other people use a separate toilet
  • Clean your child’s toilet with disinfectant after use.
  • Do not take your child swimming for two weeks after their diarrhoea or vomiting is cured
  • Do not let your child go to school or day care for 24 hours after their cure
  • Immediately remove and wash clothing, bedding or surfaces contaminated with diarrhoea or vomit.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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