DIARRHEA

What is diarrhea?

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Diarrhea is the passage of many loose, watery or unformed bowel movements. This is a symptom, not a disease. Simple diarrhea is common among all age groups.

What are common signs and symptoms of diarrhea?


What are the causes of diarrhea?

There are many causes including infections (viral, parasitic or bacterial).

RISK INCREASES WITH


PREVENTIVE MEASURES


EXPECTED OUTCOME

Spontaneous recovery in 24 to 48 hours.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Dehydration if diarrhea is prolonged, especially in infants.

How is diarrhea treated?

GENERAL MEASURES

MEDICATION

ACTIVITY

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