This six-page handout educates people about diarrhea, which is loose, watery stool (bowel movement) that may be a sign of a more serious problem if it lasts for more than a few days. It lists common causes of diarrhea, as well as foods that can cause diarrhea or make it worse. The document recommends that persons with diarrhea keep drinking liquids, discusses home care, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.
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