Ayurvedic treatment for What is Diarrhea in children

What is Diarrhea in children

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What is Diarrhea in children Ayurvedic treatment


Diarrhea is common in children below 12 years of age.  Although many children often have mild diarrhea due to dietary habits, stomach infections or even because in healthy children, the frequency and consistency of stools varies as per age and diet.1

Yet, if any child has watery stools for more than 24 hours, this is to be taken seriously.1 Diarrhea can be  dangerous in newborn children and infants - as it leads to severe dehydration causing death by dehydration in a day or two.2

Diarrhea is known as Atisaar in Ayurveda. Atisara (diarrhea) comprises of two words ati and saranam. Ati means excess and saranam refers to gati or flow. Therefore Atisara (diarrhea) is a condition where watery stools are passed in excess, several times a day.3

Kashyap samhita – a renowed Ayurvedic text specializes in child health – also describes atisara in an infant or child.4

It makes a special mention of the following signs of caution in infant diarrhea

  • Discoloration of body,
  • Uneasiness,
  • Insomnia,
  • Absence of functions of Vayu (flatus) etc.

These clinical manifestations resemble signs of dehydration like dryness of mouth, irritability and paleness.

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