Talk:Diarrhea

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Additional sources[edit]

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Documents/enteric-and-diarrheal-diseases-strategy.pdf

Semi-protected edit request on 10 March 2014[edit]

Can we please link to Open defecation within the article?

Thanks wiki gang!

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Cbosh88 (talk) 09:40, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:08, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Done. Have added the links to open defecation and lack of sanitation which were clearly missing from the prevention section. EvM-Susana (talk) 22:52, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Spelling & punctuation in the first (introductory) paragraph[edit]

1. The British variant, "diarrhœa", should probably be changed to "diarrhoea", cf. e.g. this with this—it doesn't seem to be about technical limitations, it's rather the Latin ligatures having fallen out of use.

2. In the last sentence, the semicolon after "breastfed" should be replaced by a comma. 37.190.148.74 (talk) 00:04, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Done Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 07:26, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Should we merge the content of the article on Diarrhea in developing regions into this article?[edit]

Should we merge the content of the article Diarrhea in developing regions into this article? See also disucssion on that article's talk page. I think yes (even though it would need quite a bit of work, as it still reads a bit like an assignment.EvM-Susana (talk) 22:51, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes the merge has been proposed for a good year. Have begun merging. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:43, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Good. You had written on the other talk page: This content is really about infectious diarrhea rather than diarrhea generally. More work will need to be done. What do you mean by this? Do we need a separate page from infectious diarrhea? Should the title of the article be changed? What other types of diarrhea are there apart from the infectious diarrhea (I guess the other types are when the diarrhea is a symptom of another disease e.g. HIV/AIDS or side effects of treatments (e.g. chemotherapy) or whatever. EvM-Susana (talk) 08:52, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
We already have an article on infectious diarrhea which is known as gastroenteritis.
One can get diarrhea from drinking to much fruit juice for example. Fairly common in children. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:15, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Then we need to put something into the lead to make it clear how this differs from gastroenteritis (as far as I could see, gastroenteritis is so far not mentioned once in the article). And include an explanation of the other types of diahrrea in the article? In the literature in the WASH sector we normally always speak of diarrhoea, not about gastroenteritis. EvM-Susana (talk) 10:00, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Mentioned in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the lead. Added it down in the differential diagnosis section as well. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:08, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Make link to environmental enteropathy article ?[edit]

I think we need to make a link to the (new) environmental enteropathy article as it can also cause diarrhoea as far as I understand it. Can someone who knows more about this than I do add such a sentence? EvM-Susana (talk) 22:51, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Typo[edit]

Under the "Management" section, this sentence, "To the contrary, WHO recommends that children with diarrhea continue to eat as sufficient nutrients are usually still absorbed to support continued growth and weight gain and that continuing to eat speeds also recovery of normal intestinal functioning." The words "also" and "speeds" need to be switched for the sentence to make sense. I also think that there should be a comma after "continue to eat."

There are some more semantic improvements I'd like to see here, but it would be too lengthy to write. How does one go about getting an authorized account for things like this anyways?

Yes, please make such improvements. Are you not able to edit the page (I am not sure, is it a protected page?)? Are you getting an error message?EvM-Susana (talk) 17:48, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
@Lisamistowz: I think your account has not made enough edits on Wikipedia to become WP:AUTOCONFIRMED and thus able to edit everything (well, nearly). You will normally get autoconfirmed once you make 10 uncontroversial edits. This is a rule to protect Wikipedia's quality, hope you appreciate. Also, it is customary her to WP:SIGN your posts in a discussion. Regards, kashmiri TALK 18:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)