Fluid management

Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition 3(2+1)
Lesson 22:Diarrhoea- causes, complications

Fluid management

To maintain renal function with electrolyte and pH balance

  • Early replacement of fluid losses at the first sign of liquid stool
  • Giving plenty of fluids during illness to prevent dehydration
  • Small sips to prevent hyperactive gastro-colic reflex

Initial management with any fluid:

  • Offering ample fluids as the child can take orally without vomiting
  • Coconut water, butter milk, rice kanji with salt,
  • lemon-sugar-salt beverage, weak tea

Oral rehydration therapy with homemade solutions:


Oral rehydration salt solution

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