First Aid on Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a disorder in which feces turns into soft or liquid at least 3 times in 24 hours. There are many things that can cause diarrhea, such as food poisoning, eating certain foods, the wrong medication, stress, alcohol, bacterial infections and others.

If the patient can drink, the body fluids are lost can be replaced. But if the patient does not want to drink and frequent vomiting, the body fluid will quickly disappear and there symptoms of dehydration.

According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book 'First Aid, How to Properly Handling First Aid and Emergency', prolonged diarrhea can be fatal, especially if the baby suffered.

To deal with diarrhea, do first aid as follows:

1. Give plenty of water to replace the fluids and chemicals lost body. Drink water every 2 hours by about 2 ounces or 60 mL.

2. If the diarrhea lasts longer, about 1 -2 days and the number and frequency of urination has reduced, immediately take the patient to the hospital due to possible dehydration.

3. Avoid solid foods.


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