A child may have fluid deficiency when they have stomach illness or diarrhea. Give the child something to drink, preferably as soon as the child has become ill. Liquid is often enough, but sometimes the child needs fluid replacement.
In case of stomach ailment, the body needs extra fluid, to avoid fluid deficiency and dehydration. Read about what you can do yourself and when and where to seek care.
Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms when children have stomach upset. The disease is almost always harmless and goes away within a couple of days. It is important that the child gets fluid, especially if the child has severe diarrhea at the same time. This is especially true for children under one year.