Oral Rehydration Mix Recipe
- Parent Category: China
- Created on Saturday, 06 October 2001 06:00
- Last Updated on Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:25
- Published on Friday, 15 January 2010 19:27
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Young children can become rapidly dehydrated due to vomiting and/or diarrhea. If this happens when you are traveling in China, this can cause significant problems. Here is the recipe for a mixture that can be made from ingredients available in any hotel that will help prevent severe dehydration. Note that if the vomiting and/or diarrhea persist more than 24 hours, seek the best medical treatment available.
To Make 1 quart or 1 liter:
In a clean container mix the following three ingredients:
One level teaspoon of salt
Eight level teaspoons of sugar
One quart of boiled and then cooled water. Note: 5 full teacups = 1 quart/liter of water
Add the sugar and salt to the water. Mix until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
How to Administer the Mix:
- Wash your hands and the baby's hands with soap and water before feeding solution.
- Give the sick child as much of the solution as it needs, in small amounts frequently.
- Give child alternately other fluids - such as juices.
- Continue to give solids if child is four months or older.
- If the child still needs the mixture after 24 hours, make a fresh solution.
- The mixture does not stop diarrhoea. It prevents the body from drying up. The diarrhoea will stop by itself.
- If child vomits, wait ten minutes and give it the mixture again. Usually vomiting will stop.
- If diarrhoea increases and /or vomiting persists, take child over to a health clinic.