Children develop diarrhoea for a variety of reasons. There isn’t any specific diet that is recommended for all cases of diarrhoea, but bland foods generally work better. A full appetite usually is a good indication that a child has recovered from an illness, the US National Library of Medicine says.
The agency offers this list of some common causes of diarrhoea 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:
* Diarrhoea contains blood or mucous
* Diarrhoea develops just after travel abroad or a camping trip
* Diarrhoea is accompanied by repeated vomiting, fever or abdominal cramps
* Diarrhoea is severe, or lasts longer than two days.
* Diarrhoea goes away and then returns, or the child is losing weight
* Diarrhoea appears to be causing dehydration