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      Baby Diarrhoea: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

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      Diarrhoea

      It is not uncommon for your baby’s stool to be softer than an adult’s stool. However, if you noticed that it suddenly becomes very watery and happens more often, it could be diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is one of the most common childhood issues parents face and it should not be taken lightly.

      What are the signs and symptoms:

      -        Stools are watery. Try our stool app here to help you pinpoint the texture of your child’s stool.

      -        If you notice any of the dehydration signs in your child below, please consult your paediatrician immediately:

      o   Child has not urinated for many hours

      o   Dry & chapped lips

      o   Child appears to be very lethargic

      o   Lack of tears when crying

      What causes it:

      -        Food allergy

      -        A change in diet or formula milk

      -        A bacterial or viral attack of your baby’s gut

      -        Medication

      -        Change in environment (e.g. travel)

      How to treat it: 

      -        Ensure that your baby is still getting sufficient intake of fluids

      -        Reduce intake of fruits & vegetables

      -        Switch to a formula milk containing Prebiotics

      -        Use a diaper cream to avoid diaper rash

      -        Consult your paediatrician

       

      References: www.webmd.com, www.healthychildren.org, www.verywellfamily.com

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