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Diarrhea in Children

When your child takes an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection, the antibiotic destroys some of the "good" bacteria that live in the intestines to help digest food. As a result, your child may develop diarrhea. This usually clears up as soon as the antibiotic is finished. Eating yogurt with "active" or "live" cultures can help to replace the good bacteria so that stools return to normal.

Call your doctor if the diarrhea is not improving; call sooner if it is getting worse.


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