Friday, October 4, 2013

Simplest remedy for diarrhea.

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday

An electron micrograph of rotavirus, the cause of nearly 40% of hospitalizations from diarrhea in children under 5 years old. (Wikipedia) 

Diarrhea claims the lives of 3 million people, with nearly 2 million of them children under five years old.  In cases where Oral Rehydration solution (ORS) is not available, homemade solutions are often used. A simple and inexpensive treatment can prevent many of those deaths.

Here is a simple formula for oral rehydration: fistful of sugar + a pinch of salt + a jug of water. This old home remedy is now recognized by the World Health Organization which claims that it has saved some 40 million lives, and hopes to demote diarrhea as the second leading cause of death among children. ~

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