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Rehydration solutions for children with gastro

Vomiting and diarrhea are common presentations of gastroenteritis in a child, commonly caused by a viral illness. It can deplete a child’s hydration state to the extent that they require hospitalization and intravenous fluid therapy. However, sports drinks have been found to be beneficial in replenishing fluids to children when they are restricted in their intake due to gastro. Sports drinks are a tastier option to oral rehydration solutions for children, although ORS have still been found to provide better fluid and electrolyte replacement. Sports drinks are tastier due to its sugar content, which can, in fact, make diarrhea worse. Parents are still advised to seek medical assistance if the child shows signs of dehydration, such as reduction in urinary frequency, lethargy, and loose skin.

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About: Rehydration solutions for children with gastro

Date: 31 October 2005

Source: HealthDay News

Author: Serena Gordon

URL: http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2005/10/31/hscout528814.html

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