Facts About Diarrhea in Kids

  • Which of these statements about diarrhea in children is true?

    Mild diarrhea almost always clears up in a few days

    Diarrhea can make kids feel weak and “dried out.”

    Diarrhea can cause unhealthy weight loss

    All of the above

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  • It can be hard to tell if a baby has diarrhea.

    True

    False

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  • Which of these can cause diarrhea in children?

    A stomach illness

    Antibiotics

    Certain foods

    Cancer treatment

    All of the above

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  • Diarrhea can irritate a baby's skin. What will help prevent a rash?

    Change the infant's diapers often

    Use a diaper ointment or cream

    Avoid wipes that have alcohol or perfume

    Comfort your baby as much as possible

    A, B, and C

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  • Children with diarrhea can drink which of the following to replace lost fluids?

    Watered-down sports drinks, such as Gatorade

    Clear liquids

    Special over-the-counter fluids and frozen freezer pops made for children with diarrhea

    Breast milk, Pedialyte, or watered-down formula (for infants)

    All of the above

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  • There is no "best" diet for children with diarrhea.

    True

    False

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  • Yogurt with live active cultures may help children whose diarrhea is caused by:

    The stomach flu

    A cold

    Antibiotics

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  • Which of the following is a sign your child needs more fluids?

    Not urinating for more than six hours

    Dark yellow urine

    Dry eyes with fewer or no tears

    Dry tongue and inside of mouth

    All of the above

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  • Children can avoid getting diarrhea when traveling out of the country by only drinking:

    Water from the tap in the hotel

    Bottled water

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  • This healthy habit can lower the risk for illnesses that cause diarrhea:

    Washing your hands a lot, especially after using the bathroom and before eating

    Using alcohol-based hand gel often

    Teaching children to not put objects in their mouth

    All of the above

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