Please forward this error screen to sharedip-107180282. Clear, practical advice on preventing and treating diarrhoeal diseases. Guidelines from medical authorities on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, causes and risk factors, tests, training tips, feedback from the field, alternative medicine teaching oral hygiene to children much more for patients and health professionals.
News on developments in the control, management, treatment and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases. Children with diarrhoea are at risk of dying due to dehydration, and early and appropriate fluid replacement is a main intervention to prevent death. Moreover, the poorest children in the poorest countries are least likely to use ORS, and zinc treatment remains largely unavailable in high-mortality countries. The stagnant low ORS coverage over the past decade indicates a widespread failure to deliver one of the most cost-effective and life-saving child survival interventions and underscores the urgent need to refocus attention and funding on diarrhoea control. It can help replace the fluids lost due to diarrhoea.
When a child has three or more loose stools in a day, begin to give ORS. In most countries, ORS packets are available from health centres, pharmacies, markets and shops. How is the ORS drink prepared? Put the contents of the ORS packet in a clean container. Check the packet for directions and add the correct amount of clean water. Too little water could make the diarrhoea worse.
Do not add ORS to milk, soup, fruit juice or soft drinks. Stir well, and feed it to the child from a clean cup. How much ORS drink to give? Encourage the child to drink as much as possible. ORS drink after each watery stool. What if ORS is not available? 2 level teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 litre of clean water.