Diarrhea, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- Your child passes out (loses consciousness).
- Your child is confused, does not know where he or she is, or is extremely sleepy or hard to wake up.
- Your child passes maroon or very bloody stools.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- Your child has signs of needing more fluids. These signs include sunken eyes with few tears, a dry mouth with little or no spit, and little or no urine for 8 or more hours.
- Your child has new or worse belly pain.
- Your child's stools are black and look like tar, or they have streaks of blood.
- Your child has a new or higher fever.
- Your child has severe diarrhea. (This means large, loose bowel movements every 1 to 2 hours.)
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- Your child's diarrhea is getting worse.
- Your child is not getting better after 2 days (48 hours).
- You have questions or are worried about your child's illness.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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