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What should I do for someone who has diarrhea?

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To treat dehydration:

Call 911 when the person:

  • Drink fluids.
  • Rest and avoid exercise. Keep a sick child home.
  • Ease back into eating.
  • Is very dehydrated
  • Has severe abdominal pain

From: Diarrhea Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Diarrhea.”

eMedicineHealth: "Diarrhea."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

SOURCES:

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Diarrhea.”

eMedicineHealth: "Diarrhea."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

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