What to do to avoid dehydration?
When the above symptoms should immediately call a doctor, who should prescribe treatment, including medication for the preservation of water-salt balance in the body. Most often this drug is "Regidron". It is composed of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium citrate and glucose. Sold "Regidron" in the form of a powder which must be dissolved in water before use, following the instructions on the package.
In the treatment of diarrhea sachet of the drug must be dissolved in 1 liter of cold water and drink 50-100 ml every 3-5 minutes for 4-5 hours until the disappearance of acute symptoms. With heat cramps should drink 500 ml portions of 100-150 g for 30 min, continue to repeat taking the drug every 40 min until relief of the condition.
Unfortunately, this drug can be taken only by adults. Until recently, "Regidron" had children dosage why doctors confidently prescribed it for the treatment of rotavirus infection in children. However, the manufacturers suddenly increased the dose of sodium in the drug and "Regidron" disappeared from the list of drugs approved for children's treatment.
What to replace "Regidron"?
In the pharmacies you can find several drugs that are similar in composition to the drug "Regidron. The most popular substitutes include "Gidrovit", "Hydrovit Forte", "Dextrose", but they also do not have pediatric dosages, and "Gidrovit" approved for use in children older than 3 years. In situations where the child suffers from vomiting and diarrhoea, it is necessary to call the doctor. As a rule, in such cases, kids definitely hospitalitynet. This is to ensure that doctors can assess his condition in dynamics and in time to make the necessary arrangements. If the mother refuses to be hospitalized, she needs to write a bill and take full responsibility for the consequences of his decision.
To restore water and salt balance before the arrival of the doctor can try taking mineral water 1-2 teaspoons every 3-5 minutes. Replace mineral water with a solution of salt, calcium chloride (1:1) at 1 tsp to 1 liter of water and add 2 tsp of lemon juice. You can also do the following solution: to 1 liter of cold boiled water to take 1 tsp salt and 4-5 tsp of sugar, and also feed baby every 3-5 minutes.
If the child is breastfed, you need to put him to the breast as often as possible, after each attack of vomiting to offer a solution for drinking. It is not necessary to replace the salt solutions sweet fruit juices, tea, rice water, milk or broth – they will not help with dehydration, on the contrary, reinforce its manifestation.
If the child's condition is not improving – it is necessary again to call the doctor and agree to hospitalization, it may save his life.