What Causes Diarrhea in Children?
Diarrhea and vomiting is usually caused by contaminated food or water. It may also be caused by viral gastroenteritis, bacteria and parasites, non-infectious disease or condition like food allergy and lactose intolerance.
Parasites Entering the Body
This usually happens through food and drinking water, though some parasites are known to thrive in sandboxes and swimming facilities.
Microorganisms, also known as pathogens, can enter the body via the eyes, nose, mouth and wounds that breach the skin barrier.
Intolerance to certain foods can onset diarrhea during the digestive process.
How do you know your child has Diarrhea?
Symptoms include excessive bowel movement, which can be accompanied by vomiting that may lead to dehydration. Any of the following symptoms are to be expected
Diarrhea is a digestive irregularity, so cramps and spasms are not uncommon. Abdominal pain may also arise due to bloating as a result of the leaky gut.
Urgent, Watery Stools
When stool is unable to harden, urgency to defecate is natural. Diarrhea involves the repeated passing of loose, thin stools.
Diarrhea caused by viral infection in a child is likely to be accompanied by a fever. Make use of a thermometer to determine a child’s status.
How to Prevent Diarrhea in Children
Every parent should have measures in place to prevent the possibility of diarrhea in their children’s day to day experience.
How can Bacillus clausii help you solve your gut problems?
Bacillus clausii is a type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the intestine. When consumed regularly (or as advised by a HCP), it can help to treat and prevent different conditions associated to gut disorder.
Getting to know your gut, and identifying your personal triggers, is the first step to better intestinal health. Stay informed as to how gut microbiota become negatively affected by everything from traveling to seasonal changes, and how to bring about internal balance to your life.
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