How to stop diarrhea in kids

Diarrhea is the leading cause of mortality in children under five in India. It is primarily caused by an infection of the intestines by bacteria or virus.

Symptoms of diarrhea include dehydration, fever, loss of appetite and vomiting amongst many others. Loss of fluids and dehydration are also commonly seen in children that suffer from diarrhea. It is very important to replenish the salts and fluids in your child’s body when they are suffering from a diarrheal episode.

To help balance the electrolytes in the body and soothe the stomach ensure that you give your child enough fluids. Some remedies to ensure balanced electrolyte levels in the body are to give ORS with water and probiotics.

Probiotics are effective in soothing the symptoms of diarrhea amongst kids and are known to have positive effects. These products have good microbes that aid in gastrointestinal health. On reaching the bowel, they help fight germs that cause diarrhea. Probiotics also help digestion and metabolism of food. We recommend you to consult your child specialist before use.