The Loose motions crisis
Loose motions or dysentery mostly seen in under-developing countries. This is because of the negligence and lack of knowledge in women and mothers. In every 6 seconds of interval, one child goes to death in this world, due to only loose motions or diarrhea. In addition, most of the children die in the age group 1 to 5. The most embarrassing matter is, this disease is very easy to curable with little effort and expense, however due to lack of education and training to women, it expands.
Causes to Loose motions:
Drinking raw milk or unpasteurized milk, impure water, lack of nutritious food, infectious bacteria causes to loose motions normally.
Types of dysentery or loose motion:
Due to polluted climate, environment in village and basti (slum areas) in cities, loose motions occurs mostly. Children from social and economical poor background suffer to this disease excessively. Children nourished animal milks instead of mother milk also basis to loose motions. The season for loose motions in our country is from April to September.
Symptoms of Loose motions:
Common loose motions occur 5-7 times a day. The common symptoms are lack of interest towards eating, vomiting occurs sometime, stomachache or stomach swelling occurs, and but there is normal urine.
Medium loose motions occur 10-15 times a day. The amount of stool and watery in stool are more here. Vomiting also occurs with motions, fever also be there. Stomachache is more in this case. Extraction of gas occurs. Dryness also seems at this stage. Lack of interest towards eating or drinking, however more water should give to the child.
Severe loose motions occur more than 15-20 times a day. Due to deficiency of water or dehydration, child becomes very weak; vomiting and fever seems with excessive stomach pain. The amount of urine lessens in this stage. Nature of stool will be very watery in this stage. Temperature and veins are very high and fast.
Intricacy of loose motions
Excessive dysentery or loose motions cause to lessen in blood and nutrition.
Major points to observe in the patients:
Not all the symptoms may be seen in-patient at a time. However, if found some symptoms in the patient, then must be treated very carefully without haphazardly.
Duties and responsible of mothers for their child:
Remedies to Dysentery:
The prior steps are to control dehydration and dryness by feeding liquids and fluid diets. In case of loose motions and vomiting feed water mixed with sodium, potassium chloride and bicarbonate. World Health Organization WHO promotes ORS Oral Rehydration Solution, which is commonly available in every medical, shop and medicine stores. One packet of ORS should boil in one liter of water, then after cooling feed it to the patient. 50-100 ml of ORS water for less than 2-year child and 200 ml of ORS water for more than 2-year child, in case of once loose motions. ORS water can be prepared at home, by boiling 1 tablespoon of salt, 4 tablespoon of sugar in a liter of water. Lemon juice can be added into that.
Diet for child patients: 50 gm of rice-powder, 1 tablespoon of salt boil in 1 liter of water. Make a fluid diet. Lemon juice may be added in that. Feed the child very little amount in every 2-3 hours of interval.
Preventive methods to control loose motions:
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My Son aged 2 yrs is having dysentery since last 10 days and doctors tonic / medicine not been able to cure till date. He is active but 10 to 15 times a day, DYSENTERY very watery. His diet is mainly dairy milk, less rice he eats.
Pls suggets for the cure.
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