7 Preventive Measures to Stay Safe from Diarrhea

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Diarrhea in kids is a very common health issue that had been making the life of parents difficult. Severe diarrhea can lead to a life-threatening situation for kids and adults as well. Diarrhea occurs when a person passes loose stools at least thrice a day. It can lead to serious problems such as a dehydration, headache, vomit, fatigue, fever etc.

Usually, a person gets stable after taking medication, if not and diarrhea continues for more than two days it becomes a serious health concern. Severe diarrhea can lead to Dehydration. Dehydration in Children and Older people is of serious concern because for them it can become life-threatening.

What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea can occur because of following reasons:

When To Call a Doctor?

If a patient recovers within two days of Diarrhea, It is not considered dangerous. Prolonged Diarrhea can be troublesome and a doctor should be contacted immediately. Following are few signs that indicate that Doctor should be called:

Related: Why Children in Rural Areas Suffer More from Diarrhea?

  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days
  • Severe pain in the abdomen
  • Acute pain in Rectum
  • Blood or mucus in stool
  • Puss in stool
  • High temperature (Greater than 102 degrees)
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Dark colored Urine
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dry, Patchy skin

All of the above-mentioned signs are the indicators to see the doctor in case of acute diarrhea.
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There are certain precautionary measures that can be taken in case of a serious problem:

  • Avoid tap water or water from open sources
  • Stay away from milk that is not boiled or unpasteurized
  • Avoid raw fruits and vegetables
  • Don’t eat raw fish or uncooked meat
  • Avoid eating food from Vendors
  • Consumer sealed water bottle
  • Always take prescribe antibiotics along while traveling

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.