Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Water Loss (Dehydration)

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Words to Know

electrolyte (uh-LEK-troh-lyt)
drink—a special sugar and salt drink you can buy
in a bottle. These drinks are very helpful for diarrhea. Pedialyte is
one brand made for children.

virus (VYE-ris)a kind
of germ that causes infection. Antibiotics do not work against viruses.
The body usually needs to get over the virus on its own.