Sometimes, however, diarrhoea can be so intense as to cause dehydration in children, a risky condition that requires immediate treatment. It is important for parents to know what causes this symptom, what can be done to alleviate it and make the child feel better and when it is necessary to ask the paediatrician or pharmacist for help: in this short guide they will find all the advice they need.
To overcome episodes of acute diarrhoea, preparations based on extracts of medicinal plants or complex natural substances are useful, which have, for example, astringent action and inhibit the loss of water and mineral salts in the intestine.
Paediatrician Vitalia Murgia is a professor at the 2nd level Master’s Programme in Herbal Therapy at La Sapienza University in Rome and at the 2nd level International Master’s Programme in Herbal Medicine at the Universities of Trieste and Madrid. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and books.