What is diarrhea?
Step of 3 or more abnormally loose or fluid movements, regardless of the cause, color or associated disease.
What is dysentery?
Presence of blood and pus in the stool along with abdominal cramps and fever.
More than 80% of acute diarrhea (diarrhea lasting less than 7 days) occurs in the age group of 6 months to 3 years.
Humid and monsoon climate.
How dangerous is diarrhea?
Two of the main dangers of diarrhea are "dehydration" and "poor nutrition" that can kill the child.
What is dehydration?
Most people know that diarrhea can greatly weaken the body. This weakness is the most important sign of what doctors call "dehydration". Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body. When a child has diarrhea, it loses many salts and water with each loose movement. If the salts and water are not replaced quickly enough, the child will become weaker and weaker. Most children who have diarrhea die because they do not have enough water in their bodies.
Read the full article "Single movements or acute gastroenteritis" that Dr. Poonam M Sambhaji wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/loose-motions-or-acute-gastroenteritis-17704/post
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