Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss. Signs of dehydration often begin with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin and changes in personality. This can progress to decreased urination, loss of skin color, a fast heart rate, and a decrease in responsiveness as it becomes more severe. Loose but non-watery stools in babies who are breastfed, however, may be normal. When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements (stools) are loose and watery. It’s very common and although it feels bad, it’s usually not serious.
It typically lasts two to three days, and if you need to treat it, there are over-the-counter medicines, which means they don’t need a prescription. If you have watery stools more than three times a day and you don’t drink enough fluids, you could become dehydrated. That can be dang