When you have diarrheaDiarrhea - self-care; Diarrhea - gastroenteritis
Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stool. For some, diarrhea is mild and will go away within a few days. For others, it may last longer. It can make you lose too much fluid (dehydrated) and feel weak. It can also lead to unhealthy weight loss.
The stomach flu is a common cause of diarrhea. Medical treatments, such as antibiotics and some cancer treatments can also cause diarrhea.
Which of these statements about diarrhea in children is true?
It can be hard to tell if a baby has diarrhea.
Which of these can cause diarrhea in children?
Diarrhea can irritate a baby’s skin. What will help prevent a rash?
Children with diarrhea can drink which of the following to replace lost fluids?
There is no "best" diet for children with diarrhea.
Yogurt with live active cultures may help children whose diarrhea is caused by:
Which of the following is a sign your child needs more fluids?
Children can avoid getting diarrhea when traveling out of the country by only drinking:
This healthy habit can lower the risk for illnesses that cause diarrhea:
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