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Diarrhea: Points to Remember

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jan 14, 2013
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  • Diarrhea is a common problem.
  • Diarrhea is caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, some foods or medicines, or diseases that affect the digestive system.
  • Diarrhea is dangerous if you become dehydrated.
  • Replacing lost fluids is the main treatment for diarrhea.
  • Talk to a doctor if you have strong pain in the abdomen or rectum, a fever, blood in your stool, signs of dehydration, or severe diarrhea for more than 3 days (1 day in the case of children).

 

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