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Are antidiarrheals safe for use in children?

Antidiarrheals are generally safe for use in children. However, the usage of certain antidiarrheals in children may lead to Reye's Syndrome. This is especially true if your child has a viral or bacterial infection and uses antidiarrheals. Reye's Syndrome is a serious disease and should be treated by a doctor immediately.

Some doctors recommend eating foods rich in probiotics to help treat diarrhea in children. Probiotics are a type of bacteria found in certain foods. Probiotic foods include: yogurt, cheese, miso and tempeh.

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