What should I do if my child has diarrhea?

Two things to consider:

  1. Is this an acute problem (i.e. yesterday the stool was normal and today it looks like diarrhea)? Many times acute issues are linked with fever, vomiting, blood in the stool, and/or dehydration. If your acute issues are linked with the above issues, then make an appointment and have your child evaluated.
  2. Is this chronic (i.e. going on for several days to weeks)? If your acute concerns are not associated with the above, leave a message on our nurse’s line and we will get back to you.

If your child has diarrhea for longer than 2 weeks, make an appointment and we will address after examining your child if further workup is necessary.