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Pediatric Diarrhea

Key Points About Diarrhea in Children

  • Diarrhea is loose, watery bowel movements (stool). Your child may also have to go to the bathroom more often.
  • It may be caused by many things, including bacterial infection or viral infection.
  • Dehydration is the major concern with diarrhea. In most cases, treatment involves replacing lost fluids.
  • Correct handwashing can help prevent diarrhea. The rotavirus vaccine can prevent diarrhea caused by that virus.
  • When you travel, make sure anything your child eats and drinks is safe.
Children's Team

Children's Team




Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, we are uniquely qualified to provide emergency care for children, from the design of the department to our highly skilled professionals who understand the special needs of younger, smaller patients.

Comprehensive Motility Program

The Motility Program works to help treat a number of motility issues impacting your child’s digestive tract, including abdominal pain, aspirating, constipation and incontinence. Learn more about our Comprehensive Motility Program.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.