Yes, it is possible to prevent diarrhoea in children by taking the following steps:
1. Personal hygiene:
Make sure kids wash their hands well and often, especially after using the toilet and before eating. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent diarrhoeal infections from person to person.
Dirty hands carry germs into the body when kids bite their nails, suck their thumbs, eat with their fingers, or put any part of their hands into their mouths. Keep every environment around them clean.
2. Food hygiene:
Wash fruits and vegetables well before eating.
Cook all meat well before eating. Refrigerate all leftovers as soon as possible always heat previously prepared meals properly before eating.
Avoid washing pet cages or bowls in the same sink that you use to prepare food. And try to keep pet feeding areas separate from family eating areas.
3. Drink only clean and safe water
If you are not sure of the purity of your drinking water, take steps to purify it. Such steps include boiling, adding commercial purifiers and filtering.
Diarrhoea is dangerous and can lead to death if not managed well, but it can be actively prevented. Good hygiene of our children should not be taken for granted.
Early management of diarrhoea is essential.
If you have given appropriate dose of ORS and the symptoms are getting worse, or your child is getting weaker, please visit the hospital immediately and see your doctor.