Diarrhoea in most cases is a self limiting illness which improves in a few days. However repeated diarrhoea can cause dehydration. Loss of electrolytes and water from the body due to dehydration can affect the level of water in the body, electrolyte balance (such as sodium and potassium), muscle activity, and can cause complications such as organ damage, shock, or coma.
Consult a doctor for diarrhoea in a child if:
Consult a doctor for diarrhoea in an adult if:
Signs and symptoms of dehydration in adults and children
Signs and symptoms of dehydration in adults are:
Signs and symptoms of dehydration in infants and young children include:
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