Vomiting and Diarrhea | Overview

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Can vomiting and diarrhea be dangerous for children?

Vomiting and diarrhea can be harmful because they can cause dehydration. Dehydration occurs when you lose too much fluid. Young children can become dehydrated quickly, but dehydration can occur at any age.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 11/10
Created: 01/99

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