Little kids often give their moms a lot of trouble. That tooth is cut through, then the stomach hurts. For problems with the tummy, or rather, with the intestines - this article. What is dysbacteriosis in children, what are its symptoms and methods of treatment?
What is dysbiosis in children?
Dysbacteriosis in children - it is a condition of the intestine when its normal microflora is disturbed. Dysbacteriosis of the child causes unpleasant painful sensations.
Disruption of the bowel in a small (infant) child caused by a change in the type of food. If in the womb the baby fed through the umbilical cord, then he needs to adapt to absorb milk or breast formula.
In older children, dysbiosis can be caused by taking antibiotics, as well as a decrease in immunity and the wrong day regimen and lifestyle (low activity, poor nutrition, stress).
Symptoms of dysbiosis in children
TO obvious manifestations of dysbiosis include the following:
- Frequent regurgitation;
- Unpleasant smell from the mouth;
- Bad sleep;
- Irritability, anxiety;
- Abnormal fecal masses;
- Rumbling in abdomen;
- Abdominal distention;
Feces in children suffering from dysbiosis can be liquid, frothy, pasty, and always unhealthy in color. The kid feels bouts of pain and if he cannot say about them, he cries, screams. Pain often occurs after feeding.
In older children dysbacteriosis is also manifested by pain, abnormal stools, constipation or diarrhea, intestinal colic, flatulence and other bowel problems. Frequent eructations and loss of appetite, irritability, and increased fatigue are possible. Disbacteriosis at an older age is dangerous because it may be hidden, with no visible symptoms. Then children eat poorly and often suffer from various diseases, including viral, colds.
It is impossible to start dysbacteriosis, even if it results hidden. After all, it can provoke inflammation of other internal organs.
Treatment of dysbiosis in children
How to treat dysbacteriosis?First of all, try to figure out whether you are feeding the baby.
Children fed mother's milk are less susceptible to dysbacteriosis and have further stronger immunity. However, these children may have problems with the intestines.
For infants, when the mother cannot feed the baby herself, the doctor must approve the choice of the formula for breastfeeding. The reason may be in the wrong diet for infants.
Look at the nutrition of older children. Excessive consumption of sweet, flour, fat can disrupt the intestinal microflora. Exclude completely from a diet of children chips, crackers and similar non-natural products.
Medical treatment of dysbacteriosis
In this case, many seek the help of therapists. They select an individual treatment plan for the child and prescribe appropriate medications.
For the treatment of dysbiosis children use means that normalize the natural environment in the intestine. They restore good bacteria. Such drugs are called probiotics. This group includes many drugs.
There are preparations containing beneficial bacteria necessary for recovery. These include Linex, Lactobacterin, Bifiform and others. Contact a specialist for the appointment of the drug and in any case do not buy it for the baby without a doctor's prescription.
Probiotics and other drugs for dysbacteriosis is applied by the course. The course of treatment prescribed by the doctor. He does not have to constantly monitor the healing process. Depending on the extent of the disease and the drugs themselves, treatment can take from several weeks to several months.
Treatment of dysbiosis folk remedies
Alternative medicine in this case is not so common, because children need a special approach. We are more worried about them. What if they have an allergy or an unexpected reaction to a particular recipe? However, there are several ways that you can still try. Only they are best used as adjuvant treatment to the course prescribed by the doctor.
- Let the eldest childrensmall portions of Jerusalem artichoke. It stimulates the reproduction of beneficial intestinal bacteria.
- Dill decoction or fennel good help.
- Prepare a decoction of chamomile, hypericum, yarrow and sage, taking herbs in equal parts. Let your children drink this broth three times a day, 3 tbsp. l
Folk remedies can only treat older children.. Such treatment will not help babies, and even harm.
Remember that children at any age are subject to such an unpleasant violation as dysbacteriosis. However, in babies, it occurs frequently due to a change in the type of food, and in older children from a poor lifestyle and also diet. Treatment must take place under the supervision of a physician.