How should I treat my child’s diarrhea?

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Hydration is key in treating diarrhea in children. In this video, I will explain that as long as your child isn't vomiting, it's safe to keep giving them fluids.
  • Give your child extra fluids with each loose or liquid stool. Diarrhea can
          make children very thirsty.
  • Use the clear fluids, formula or breast feeding and food guidelines noted
          above.

         − Add other foods as the diarrhea gets better.

         − If increasing milk or formula seems to make the diarrhea worse, call
              your child’s doctor.

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