Most children under the age of five will average one to two episodes of
diarrhea each year. Diarrhea can be dangerous. It drains water and salts from
your child. If these are not put back quickly, your child can become dehydrated
and may need to be hospitalized. CeraLyte® can prevent dehydration during a
bout with diarrhea. To protect your child:
1) As soon as diarrhea starts, give your child an oral electrolyte solution
like CeraLyte or Pedialyte. This will put the water and salts back into your
child's body that are lost with diarrhea.
2) Continue to feed your child as recommended by your doctor.
3) Your child may need medical help if the diarrhea is more serious than
You should call your doctor or public health clinic immediately if:
. the diarrhea lasts more than 24 hours or gets worse
. there are any signs of dehydration, such as sunken eyes, no tears when the
child cries, extreme thirst or unusual drowsiness or fussiness .