Here are ways to help prevent your child’s chances of getting diarrhea.
What are electrolyte solutions?
Electrolyte solutions are very helpful for the home management of mild to moderately severe diarrhea. They are special fluids that have been designed to replace water and salts lost during diarrhea. Soft drinks (soda, pop), soups, juices, sports drinks, and boiled skim milk have the wrong amounts of sugar and salt and may make your child sicker.
Do not try to prepare your own electrolyte solutions at home. Use only commercially available fluids—store brand and name brand work the same. Your child’s doctor or pharmacist can tell you what products are available.