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Diarrhea is frequent loose and sometimes watery bowel movements. Diarrhea can make your child feel weak and cause them to become dehydrated. Dehydration is a condition in which there is not enough water or other fluids in the body. Dehydration can make your child tired and thirsty. Your child may also urinate less often and have a dry mouth.
Diarrhea typically lasts 2–3 days. However, it can last longer if it is a sign of something more serious. In most cases, this illness will go away with home care. It is important to treat your child's diarrhea as told by the health care provider.
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These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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