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Diarrhea

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea is usually is not a sign of a serious illness, but it can make children lose fluids, salts, and minerals.

What Causes Diarrhea?
Diarrhea is usually caused by an infection in the intestines. The germs that cause the infection are:

Children can sometimes get diarrhea from other causes including food allergies, lactose intolerance, or other problems in the intestines.

What are the symptoms of diarrhea?
Children often get crampy belly pain first, followed by diarrhea that can last 3–5 days. Other symptoms may include:

What to do:

What not to do:

When to get medical help?
You should call your doctor if your child:

Signs of emergency
Seek medical help right away if your child has:

How to prevent Diarrhea?

Verified:

Dr. Piyawut Kreetapirom, MD. (1 July 2020)

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