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In the peak period of diarrhea in autumn, to fight this gastrointestinal defense battle, prevention is the key

Posting time:2022-10-06 01:59:54

In the peak period of diarrhea in autumn, to fight this gastrointestinal defense battle, prevention is the key

In autumn, when the temperature difference between day and night is large, it is particularly unfriendly to little babies. Because, there is a disease called "autumn diarrhea", which always hurts babies at this time! In today's article, let's talk about "autumn diarrhea" and see how to prevent it from "becoming a demon"!

1. Causes and manifestations of autumn diarrhea

Autumn diarrhea is a common disease, which is caused by rotavirus, ECHO virus, Coxsackie virus, etc. Infection is initiated and spreads mainly by the fecal-oral route. Generally, babies between 6 months and 5 years old are prone to fall diarrhea. This is because the baby's digestive system at this stage is immature, the immune mechanism is not perfect, coupled with hygiene and other issues, it is easy to be attacked by viruses . The high incidence of this disease is often concentrated from October to the beginning of the second year. It's not just the fall, though. Babies are also infected at other times of the year. After the occurrence of autumn diarrhea, the babies will suddenly have symptoms of fever and vomiting, and the number of stools will increase significantly, which can reach more than 10 times within 24 hours. Vomiting, multiple diarrhea and the torment of fever symptoms, the baby will soon become dehydrated, with sunken eyes, dry lips, and lethargy, which makes people feel distressed. If left untreated, it can lead to severe dehydration in the baby, which can be fatal.

2. How to care for diarrhea in autumn?

Don't panic if your baby has symptoms such as vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Because autumn diarrhea is a self-healing disease, as long as parents take proper care, the baby can return to normal within 5 to 7 days. 1. Observe the baby's mental state more. If the baby has less diarrhea, the mental state is good, and the urine volume has not changed compared with usual, it means that the symptoms are mild at this time. Parents should pay attention to taking the baby's temperature, take children's antipyretics in time according to the specific situation, and supplement the baby with oral supplements. Rehydration salts, drink plenty of warm water to prevent your baby from dehydration. 2. Timely adjust the baby's diet. Smaller babies can increase the number of breastfeeding appropriately, or use lactose-free milk powder, and suspend the addition of complementary foods to avoid increasing the burden on the baby's stomach. Older babies should pay attention to a light diet and eat some easily digestible food. 3. Ensure cleanliness after defecation. After the baby has diarrhea, parents should wash the baby's buttocks with warm water in time and keep it dry, especially for small babies, if necessary, apply some buttock protection cream to avoid injury to the baby's delicate skin after multiple scrubbing. When the baby changes the underwear, pay attention to disinfection and sterilization when cleaning to avoid cross-infection. It should be noted that if the baby has symptoms such as frequent vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools, low urine output, and fever and lethargy, it means that the infection is serious, and there may be dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Take the baby to see a doctor in time.

3. How to prevent diarrhea in autumn?

Autumn diarrhea is a viral infection, and the best preventive measure is to vaccinate your baby against rotavirus in time. After vaccination, effective protection lasts for about a year. In addition, how can parents protect their babies from being disturbed by autumn diarrhea? In daily care, pay attention to the following 3 aspects: 1. Wash your hands frequently. After taking your baby home, wash your hands promptly and correctly, before meals and after defecation. As an infectious disease in autumn, one of the most important preventive measures is to wash hands frequently, especially for babies who love to eat hands. Frequent hand washing can greatly reduce the chance of infection. One thing that must be reminded of everyone is that disposable hand sanitizers are always available at home now, and everyone is used to using hand sanitizers. But remember: it's just an alternative to hand washing, be sure to wash your baby's hands with running water and soap for effective cleaning. 2. Frequent disinfection. Digestive system infections are mostly caused by hygiene reasons. It is recommended that parents regularly use boiling water to sterilize the children's tableware, feeding bottles, water cups and other utensils that are directly imported, so as to avoid unclean utensils and the risk of repeated cross-infection of the virus. 3. Diligent ventilation. The baby's living environment should be well ventilated. When going out to play, try not to bring it to public places or playgrounds with dense crowds and poor ventilation conditions, so as to avoid being infected with the virus by others during play. In addition, the temperature changes rapidly in autumn. Parents should add or remove clothes for their children in time to avoid catching a cold, and do not eat cold foods or foods that are easy to cause gastrointestinal allergies, so as to protect the children's stomach. Parents are especially reminded to pay attention: autumn diarrhea is a disease caused by a virus. Do not give your child antibiotics by yourself, so as not to destroy the baby's intestinal flora and cause adverse consequences.

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