Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
When stools are looser and more frequent than normal, we call it diarrhea. Children with diarrhea can become dehydrated quickly. This can be especially dangerous for children under 6 months of age or with health risks. Keep a close eye on your child for signs of dehydration:
A baby’s bowels are much more active than older children. Stools may often appear loose, particularly if you are breastfeeding. Remember:
Too much of a particular food can cause diarrhea. Food allergies, such as lactose intolerance can cause it too. A baby’s digestive tract cannot tolerate large amounts of juice, fruit, or milk. Diarrhea caused by something in your child's diet is not usually serious. It should improve as you limit or stop the problem food.
Diarrhea is the body's way of clearing out viruses, bacteria, or toxins from the digestive system. Children can become infected from food poisoning or viruses. Common viruses include rotavirus or stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Viral infections cause most cases of diarrhea, and may be accompanied by vomiting and a fever.
In rare cases, diarrhea can be a symptom of a more serious condition. Examples include:
Some medications, especially antibiotics, can cause diarrhea. Plain yogurt may help if your child is taking antibiotics. (Only give cow’s milk yogurt if your child tolerates cow’s milk.)
Avoid untreated water. This includes water from lakes or rivers. Even a small amount, used to brush teeth, can contain enough parasites, virus, or bacteria to cause diarrhea.
Practice and teach your child good hand washing habits:
Prevent food poisoning by treating perishable foods with extra care. Examples include eggs, meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, milk, and milk products. Be extra careful when preparing food for young children and older people. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that you:
Follow these guidelines to care for your child:
Diarrhea can last for 4 to 6 days. As your child gets better, stools will get smaller and less frequent.
If your child wears a diaper, he or she may return to day care or school when diarrhea has improved. Older children may resume activity if they do not need extra help managing the diarrhea.
When you are caring for a child with diarrhea there are things you can do to prevent other members of your household from getting sick. Follow these guidelines:
Keep Surfaces Clean
To clean diarrhea from hard surfaces, such as a toilet seat or bathroom floor, use diluted chlorine bleach:
Call us right away if your child has any of the following symptoms:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder. This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.