Natural remedies to stop diarrhea in kids
A kid has diarrhea when he presents 3 or more stools of less consistency and large in volume within 24 hours, which produces loss of liquids and electrolytes through stools.
In case you find the presence of blood or mucus in any deposition, no matter the frequency or number of depositions, you should immediately visit a pediatrician.
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Proper hydration is the first point to take into account, and under no circumstances should you stop breast feeding in infants and toddlers.
Also, it may occur at the beginning of the diarrhea situation that kids or babies start losing their appetite, so it is not convenient to exert pressure on them to get fed.
Remember that you should focus on the child hydration, especially babies and toddlers beyond the concern that “ the no eating situation” causes.
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In mild diarrhea or in those that do not present complications, you can use some of these natural recipes to keep the child hydrated and stop the diarrhea.
"A child suffering from diarrhea can get dehydrated easily, but these natural remedies will help to stop the diarrhea."
- Rice water and carrot to stop diarrhea
Boil a cup of rice and 4 carrots in 5 cups of water for 20 minutes. Let it rest and then strain. Drink the preparation during the day.
- Tea of guayaba
Boil a pair of guayaba new leaves and drink the tea slowly (with a teaspoon) without sugar or honey.
- Cranberries to soothe diarrhea in children
A grandmother´s old recipe is to give children a 10 grs of dry blueberries.
- Water and salts to hydrate
Mix a teaspoon of sugar with a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water. Then, make the child drink sips during the day.
- Tea of roses
A tea made of rose petals helps hydrate and stop diarrhea.
- Lemon juice and grapes to stop diarrhea in children
Mix the juice of one lemon with 100 grs of grapes. Then, add a tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt in ½ liter of mineral water. Make the child drink frequent little sips while symptoms continue.
- Horchata of raw yuca
Add a bit of lemon juice and some little branches of peppermint or green mint to a raw yuca horchata.
- Rice water
Boil 100 grs of rice in two cups of water for 15 minutes at low heat. Once the water is reduced by half, make the child drink it.