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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


Information for Parents:My Child Has Diarrhea


Does your child with diarrhea have
any signs of dehydration?
  • extreme drowsiness
  • dry, sticky mouth
  • no tears when crying
  • sunken soft spot
  • grayish skin
  • fast breathing
  • sunken appearance to eyes
  • no wet diapers or urine in
    8 hours
  • skin does not flatten when
    pinched and released

Yes

Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Is your child less than one month
of age and has 3 or more diarrhea
stools per day?
Yes

Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Is your child with diarrhea less than
three months of age and have a
fever over 100.4 degrees rectally?
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Is your child less than one year of
age and in the last 8 hours has had
8 or more diarrheal stools?
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Does your child also have severe
abdominal pain that is not relieved
by passage of a diarrhea stool?
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Does your child have vomiting in
addition to the diarrhea and is he/
she unable to keep down even
clear liquids?
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Does your child have large amounts
of blood in the loose stool
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Does your child with diarrhea
look and act very sick
Yes
Call your child's
healthcare provider
immediately!

No

Continue monitoring your child
and contact your youngster's
health care provider during
regular office hours for further
instructions if diarrhea continues.

  • Diarrhea is the sudden increase in the frequency and
    looseness of bowel movements.
  • Mild diarrhea is 1-2 watery stools per day or mush BM's
  • Moderate diarrhea is 3-5 watery stools per day
  • Severe diarrhea is 6 or more stools per day
  • The main cause of diarrhea in children is viral
    gastroenteritis ( a viral infection of the stomach
    and intestines) for which the only treatment is time.
  • For suggested treatment options to control your
    child's diarrhea, click here.

 

As a reminder, this information should not be relied on as medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice of your child’s pediatrician. Please read our full disclaimer.

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