Nursing Care for diarrhea

Diarrhea in conjunction with constipation, not a disease, is a symptom of a disorder whose severity depends on the cause that originated it.

Diarrhea is characterized by the frequent evacuation of watery stools, without forming, causing a excasa absorption of nutrients, electrolytes and fluids. You can go or not accompanied by pain, weakness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever or loss of appetite.

It may be acute or chronic. The first of sudden onset, usually lasts a day or two. The second usually takes longer, often a symptom of more serious disease. The disorder may stem from the diet, infections, medications, chronic diseases, emotional stress, etc. ….

General Care:

- Replace fluids urgently eliminated in the feces, based on wines, soft drinks, tea, etc … Gradually incorporate easily digested meals, small, frequent up to return to normal diet.
- If diarrhea is moderate, water and salts lost can be replaced, alternating sips throughout the day of the following beverages:
- 1 glass of orange or apple with half a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt and one cup of boiled water and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda.

To prevent it:
- Wash hands thoroughly before cooking or eating food.
- Pour a few drops of bleach on the plants we eat raw (tomatoes, lettuce)
- Ensure that the water we drink is clean, not drinking if in doubt.
- Wash the egg shells before opening.
- If we travel and water is not drinkable, not brush our teeth with ellla.
- Wash hands thoroughly after going.
- Boil or sterilize bottles, pacifiers, children under 1 year.