You are on page 1of 2

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea or loose stools are the bowel movements more often (more than 3 times a day) and soft stools issued more than usual.

What causes diarrhea? Various causes of diarrhea, which is as follows: 1. virus 2. Germs / bacteria 3. parasite 4. Milk is not suitable (usually in infants) What things that can cause diarrhea? Eating without washing hands are clean Drinking water that has not been cooked eat food that flies Defecate in any place Home environment is shabby and dirty Supplementary feeding of breast milk in premature infants A T I N G!! Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in infants Whatever the cause, diarrhea is a disease Whatever the cause, diarrhea is very dangerous Diarrhea if not treated properly can lead to death!
How to cope with diarrhea? The principle of treatment of diarrhea are: Replace the fluid that comes out. Therefore provide: a. ORS / sugar-salt solution, or b.Cairan of foodstuffs, such as soup, water, starch and drink yogurt (sour milk) c. Water that has been cooked d. When children younger than 6 months and still breastfed, continue breastfeeding. In addition Give ORS solution or water to cook.

Watch for signs of dehydration (lack of fluids): decreased consciousness sunken eyes Can not drink or lazy to drink Pinch the abdomen skin is very slow return of Not urinating

How to prevent the occurrence of diarrhea? Infants up to age 4 months were given only breast milk alone (exclusive breastfeeding) boil the milk before feeding bottle to baby Wash hands with soap before eating Vegetables, fruits and foodstuffs should be washed before being cooked or eaten Always drink water that has been cooked Cooking food in the right way Food must be protected from flies and cockroaches