Diarrhea in Children

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Introduction

Diarrheal disease in children is a common clinical illness in practice. It, is a largely self-limited disease with many etiologies. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in developing countries.


A child suffers on an average 10 to 15 episodes of diarrhea in the first five years of life, of which 3 to 5 episodes occur in the first year of life. About 80% of deaths due to diarrhea occur in children below 2 years.








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biren 

I have 22 days old son and he is having diarrhea from last 12 days. we consulted doc. he gave zinc drops & last time multi vit drops. but my baby still suffers problem of diarrhea. its like, he is given feeding at aprox 2 hrs interval, he sucks properly & sucks for 15-20 min but after completing food he does toilet, every time.
so please give some advise..

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