Children and Diarrhoea
Suggestions for Children
IMODIUM® products are not suitable if your child is under 12 years old. Medical studies show that children are more sensitive to dehydration; so oral hydration treatments are recommended if your child is under 12. If their diarrhoea lasts longer than 48 hours you should consult your healthcare professional.
Further advice for treating your child’s diarrhoea (if under 12 years):
- Avoid sweetened fluids like soft drinks and energy drinks, sugar water, and undiluted fruit juices. All contain sugar that draws water into the intestine and can make diarrhoea worse.
- Giving your child solid foods; such as breads, cereals, rice, lean meats can help restore essential nutrients needed to fight infection.
- Try probiotics.
- Keep your child’s bottom dry. Use care, tenderness, and plenty of nappy cream when changing nappies, since it's easy for your baby’s bottom to become irritated.