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Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Water Loss (Dehydration)

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electrolyte (uh-LEK-troh-lyt) drink—a special sugar and salt drink you can buy in a bottle. These drinks are very helpful for diarrhea. Pedialyte is one brand made for children.

virus (VYE-ris)—a kind of germ that causes infection. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. The body usually needs to get over the virus on its own.

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