Treatment of intestinal infections in children
Child Health / / August 12, 2017
Intestinal infections in children - a fairly common phenomenon, and they can be either seasonal, activating in the summer or autumn, and to appear at any time of the year (rotavirus infection).The cause of the disease lies in the harmful bacteria - Salmonella, Shigella, rotavirus, etc., which cause a toxic reaction.The penetration of enteric viruses in the body of the child can occur alimentary to means, the fecal-oral, contact-household or the water ways.
Basic principles of treatment
treatment of intestinal infections in children is based on several fundamental principles:
- use of large amounts of fluid;
- use of drugs that inhibit the action of viruses and excrete toxins;
- observing a special diet.
important in the first hours after the onset of symptoms of infection do not attempt to remove the visible manifestations of the disease - stop vomiting and diarrhea, these processes signals about the disease, in this way the body tries to fight the action of bacteria on their own.It makes sense
Give children plenty of fluids
In no case can not prevent dehydration, the first rule in contact with intestinal infections in the body of the child - to drink more fluids.You can cook savory teas, green tea, fruit (especially dried fruit is useful), saline (1 liter of water, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1.5 teaspoons of soda).It is strictly forbidden juices, nectars and dairy products, they cause fermentation and aggravate the situation.
treatment of intestinal infections in children using drugs is made in the event that their doctor recommended to use, self-administration of medications is contraindicated.You can use the activated carbon.
Usually doctors try to do without antibiotics and chemotherapeutics, however, a severe form of the disease or if the relief in the first hours after the infection occurs, doctors prescribe them.Among the "running" of drugs - rehydron, furazolidone, mezim, nalidixic acid, gentamicin, etc.
menu with an intestinal infection
While viruses are in the body, should be limited to food, hunger, in this case, is the best medicine.The disease will begin to recede, you can gradually give the baby food: low-fat cottage cheese, mashed potatoes (on the water), baked apples, boiled for a few frayed and vegetables (zucchini, carrots, pumpkin).
is strictly forbidden to give your baby meats, candy, chips, soda and fatty foods.
12 Aug, 2017
12 Aug, 2017