Diarrhea,Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
- How long has your child had
- How many times per day does your child have
- Describe your child's diarrhea:
- What color is it?
- Is it mushy or
- Does it contain blood or mucus?
- Have you
noticed an unusual odor?
- Does your child have other symptoms such as fever,
vomiting, or abdominal pain?
- Has your child taken any new
prescription or nonprescription medicines?
- Do you regularly give
your child laxatives or stool softeners?
- Has your child been eating
new or different foods?
- Has your child been exposed to other
children or adults who have diarrhea?
- Has your child drunk
untreated lake, stream or well water?
- Has your child recently
visited a foreign country where clean water or proper food preparation was not
- Has your child been exposed to farm
- Does your child have a history of chronic disease such as
cystic fibrosis or
- Does your child have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 26, 2010
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