Diarrhea, what should I do?

Is diarrhea manifested by what?

Everyone has different defecation times. It is normal to defecate 3 times a day to 3 times a week.

If the feces are thin or even watery, and the number of defecations exceeds 3 times a day, it is diarrhea. Diarrhea may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, dehydration, bloody stool and other symptoms.

What about diarrhea?

It should be treated according to the type of diarrhea. According to the duration of diarrhea, it is divided into acute diarrhea and chronic diarrhea.

Chronic diarrhea is generally longer than 4 weeks and is usually an accompanying symptom of other systemic diseases. Related diseases should be treated. Acute diarrhea generally lasts less than 2 weeks and may be caused by unclean food, parasitic infection, allergy, poisoning or other diseases. Most of them can heal themselves.

1. Pay attention to replenishing water

Dehydration is the most important and common symptom of diarrhea. Drink more water or vegetable soup (pay attention to less oil), or supplement oral rehydration salts.

2. Don’t stop diarrhea blindly

Most acute diarrhea can be relieved by itself without treatment, and diarrhea can be said to be a self-protection mechanism of the body, which can expel pathogens infecting intestinal tract and toxic substances produced by them.

Don’t stop diarrhea blindly after diarrhea occurs, otherwise toxic substances may not be discharged out of the body in time, accumulate in the intestinal tract, and even be absorbed.

3. See a doctor in time

    The following conditions should be treated as soon as possible: diarrhea lasts for more than 2 days without relief; Severe dehydration symptoms occur, such as dry skin, oliguria or anuria, severe fatigue, vertigo, etc. Accompanied by severe abdominal pain or rectal pain; Blood or black stool appears; Accompanied by fever and body temperature exceeding 39 ℃.

How to prevent diarrhea?

Most acute diarrhea can be prevented by following the following points:

Step 1 Wash your hands frequently

Wash your hands frequently and master the correct way to wash your hands, especially after going to the toilet or before eating.

Step 2: Develop good eating habits

When eating raw vegetables or fruits, carefully clean them. The chopping boards and knives used for raw and cooked food must not be shared. After buying raw meat, put it in the refrigerator as soon as possible to reduce the time at room temperature.

3. Pay attention to food hygiene when traveling.

Avoid contact with contaminated water, uncooked and unclean food when going out to play.