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Sugar Salt Solution for Rehydration

Sugar Salt Solution for Rehydration
6 level teaspoons of sugar and half level teaspoon of salt dissolved in ONE Litre of clean water.
Be very careful to mix the correct amounts
Too much sugar can make the diarrhea worse.
Too much salt can be extremely harmful to the child.
Making the mixture a little too diluted is not harmful.

sugar salt solution for diarrhea and dehydration
'pinch test' for assessment of dehydration:
management of acute diarrhoea in children:
4 rules of home treatment for diarrhoea:

Reference:, available at, accesses on 23rd July 2016
Isabelle De Zoysa, Betty Kirkwood, Richard Feachem and Euan Lindsay-Smith; Preparation of sugar-salt solutionsTrans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (1984) 78 (2): 260-262