Key Tips on Diarrhoea and Hydration in Children

With their lower tolerance of body water losses, children are particularly susceptible to diarrhoea-related dehydration. Dehydration resulting from diarrhoea may pose even more of a problem in younger children who may be unable to respond adequately to questioning about thirst and other signs of dehydration.

The latest edition of our Key Tips series contains information about the causes of diarrhoea and practical advice for recognising and managing diarrhoea in children.