Child Health

Causes of Diarrhea

The most important factor in the child’s diarrhea is that the immune system is weak due to the consumption of unhealthy food and drink. Drinking water being microbial, consumption of fruits and vegetables washed in microbial water will enable microbes to easily enter a body and destroys the body resistance. Leaving the body sluggish and weak, helps bacteria and viruses enter the body easily, circulate, and spread. Entering of bacteria, viruses and parasites to the body is simple and easily taken and spread orally.

Especially children living in a natural environment, where human and animal stools are mixed. Those children are very likely to have diarrhea and it can spread to other children very quickly. In untreated water, as well as being alive for a very long time, it also causes reproduction and multiplication.

Due to the type of microbial diarrhea that develops in children, the strength of the body’s resistance, the healthy diet, the strength of the immune system, the care taken for cleanliness, it will settle in the body and find no environment to spread.

Blood can’t be observed in diarrhea that is caused by viruses. If it is diarrhea caused by bacteria, blood and slimy stool appear. In some diarrhea it is seen that it is caused only by water like feces.

In acute diarrhea the stomach and intestines are inflamed and damaged. Nausea, constant vomiting, fever shows itself. In the transmission of acute diarrhea, the consumption of stool-contaminated food and drink is highly effective. At the same time, the microbes are taken and spread to the body transmitted by the hands that come in contact with the stools. If the diarrhea is caused by parasites in the small intestine, the amount and fluid of the feces is higher. If it’s caused by the intestine stems, the stool will be inflamed, bloody and slimy.

One of the factors that cause diarrhea is drug use, especially antibiotics. Adverse effects of antibiotics on natural bacteria that should be in the intestines can lead to consequent diarrhea. Antibiotics should be used in children. Children who have difficulty in digesting fruit sugar, which is called fructose can be found in the content of fizzy beverages.

Best ways to prevent diarrhea in babies and children

  • The strength of the immune system of babies depends on their mother. Breast milk should be given as early as possible.
  • Make sure to wash the foods need to be washed well, such as vegetables and fruits.
  • The meat that is bought must be put in the fridge as soon as it comes to the house.
  • After the toilet, children should be taught that the hands should be washed with plenty of soap.
  • The meals that were left at the bottom of the pots should be put in the fridge as soon as possible.

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