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what is a good oral rehydration solution without sugar for treating acute diarrhea?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Glucose needed: In diarrheal illnesses glucose (ie sugar) is needed to help increase the absorption of sodium and this water from the intestine.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Rehydration salts: Most of these come with sugar. If you do not prefer sugar, then follow the formula below: 1 quart water/ 250ml of orange juice, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoon of lemon juice.

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How to get oral rehydration solution without sugar for diarrhea?

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Dr. Ronnie Smith
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Gatorade Zero: Gatorade zero or powerade zero, one ounce per pound of body weight during first 24 hours followed by 1/2 ounce per pound during each 24 hour period until diarrhea resolves.

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