Diarrhea is loose or runny stools that usually come after stomach cramps and gas. Diarrhea is the body's way of clearing out a stomach infection. It's usually not serious and can be treated at home. The most effective way to avoid person-to-person infection is hand washing. The most important thing is to keep your child from getting dehydrated (not having enough liquids).
Take your child to the doctor if:
Don't give your child fruits, caffeine drinks (like Cola, coffee or even tea), milk, or fatty, greasy foods for the first 2 days after the first day of diarrhea. Have your child slowly sip clear fluids like water and hot broth. You can also give them crushed ice to chew on, an ice lolly, or jelly.
Do not give your child adult anti-diarrhea medicine like Immodium. These are not safe for children.