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What are some less common causes of diarrhea in children?

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Children often get diarrhea from viruses, bacteria, and certain medications. Other causes can include food poisoning, which can bring on symptoms that come quickly and usually go away in a day. Keep your child well hydrated.

Other causes of diarrhea include irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease, food allergies, and celiac disease. If you're not sure what's causing your child's diarrhea, call your pediatrician.

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Should Your Child See a Doctor? Diarrhea."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Viral Gastroenteritis."

Children's Hospital Colorado: "Diarrhea."

National Institutes of Health: "Diarrhea in Children - Diet;" "Dehydration;" "Food Poisoning;" "Diarrhea;" and "Probiotics For Pediatric Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: A Meta-Analysis Of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials."

KidsHealth.org: "Infections: Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on April 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Should Your Child See a Doctor? Diarrhea."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Viral Gastroenteritis."

Children's Hospital Colorado: "Diarrhea."

National Institutes of Health: "Diarrhea in Children - Diet;" "Dehydration;" "Food Poisoning;" "Diarrhea;" and "Probiotics For Pediatric Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea: A Meta-Analysis Of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials."

KidsHealth.org: "Infections: Diarrhea."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on April 17, 2018

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