(HealthDay News) -- Children develop diarrhea for a variety of reasons.
There isn't any specific diet that is recommended for all cases of diarrhea, but bland foods generally work better. A full appetite usually is a good indication that a child has recovered from an illness, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.
The agency offers this list of some common causes of diarrhea in children:
- Taking antibiotics.
- Eating too much fruit or drinking too much fruit juice.
- A sensitivity to a particular food.
- An illness or infection.
You should contact a doctor as soon as possible if:
- Diarrhea contains blood or mucous.
- Diarrhea develops just after travel abroad or a camping trip.
- Diarrhea is accompanied by repeated vomiting, fever or abdominal cramps.
- Diarrhea is severe, or lasts longer than two days.
- Diarrhea goes away and then returns, or the child is losing weight
- Diarrhea appears to be causing dehydration.