Get your kids to take oresol when they are sick

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It's always been a problem for parents to get their children take their medicine when they are sick. The taste of medications, range from the very unpleasant (bitter), to the acceptable (fruity flavors or sweet-tasting). It's the same thing with oresol. Oresol is an Oral Rehydration Solution. It stands for, Oral Glucose-Electrolyte. Oresol is used to treat dehydration due to diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, dengue, cholera or other ailments that cause the loss of bodily fluids and dehydration. You can make a simple homemade oresol mixture by combining:

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  • 1 liter of safe drinking water
  • 8 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.

Now it's ready to be used by the child anytime it is needed. This homemade brew can save lives. While the oresol has not effect on the infectious process (due to bacteria or virus), it can prevent dehydration with your child, while he is waiting for proper medical personnel to attend to him, or why your child is getting over the flu or a bad cold at home. You can also refer to this detailed article about how to make your own Home Made Oresol Solution

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How To Get Your Kids To Drink Oresol

To make it easier to get the kids to drink it, it's very important that oresol has a pleasant taste. This simple thing can save lives, and you need to put it into use before it's too late. Because of the importance of oresol, we've included some ideas how to make it more palatable, and more effective:

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    The less it tastes like oresol, the better.
    There are ways to make oresols taste good, and make it appealing to children. The best idea is to introduce fruity flavors to the solution, depending on your child's preference. It might be orange or strawberry or other fruity flavors, anything that works in winning over the child to oresol. Use real fruits like crushed pineapple, crushed mango, or watermelon, which are pulverized in the electric blender and mixed into the oresol over artificial flavorings.
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    Don't tell your child it's oresol.
    Depending on your child, you don't have to say it's oresol. Just the name might invoke memories of other times they were ill, and they may resist it. Perhaps you can make up your own name for it.
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    Make it into a delightful treat.
    If your child likes popsicles, you can pour the oresol into popsicle molds and freeze it. If your child loves juice, mix the oresol with juice. Also consider adding oresol to chocolate milk – basically, whatever will get your child drinking it, to keep them hydrated when they are ill.
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    Make it a game.
    Children love games, and children want to win games. Create an "oresol drinking contest" with the winner getting a treats. This idea works well with kids because they love when you make things into a fun game.
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    Use a reward system.
    Reward your child with longer TV time if they drink their oresol, or make a deal that you'll visit the nearest toy store when he gets well. That way, your child will be determined to drink the medication and look forward to getting well soon.
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    Build up your child's confidence.
    Tell your child that you believe that he is big enough to drink the oresol without any sweets or rewards. Talk to him the same way you'd talk to an older child. Some children want to take charge, and this may be what your child needs to get him/her to drink that oresol.
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    Let your child realize the things he/she will miss while he or she is sick.
    Tell him/her how his or her friends are playing outside and how you want him/her to play with his/her friends as soon as he/she gets well. Or how close is the vacation and he or she may not be able to come along if he or she remains sick. That will convince your child to take the oresol and get well.
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Questions and Answers

Can you give Oresol to toddlers?

Toddlers are children aged 1 to 3 years old. Oresol can be used for toddlers when they have LBM (diarrhea), to help keep them rehydrated. Diarrhea in toddlers can be fatal so it is important to replenish the fluids in the body.

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Oresol can be administered to toddlers by giving them 1/4 cup of Oresol solution after every loose bowel movement. You could give them up to 1/2 cup per dosage but you should not exceed two cups a day.

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Since toddlers may not like the taste of Oresol solution, it is best to add some flavor so that they will drink it without a fight.

Can you mix Oresol with juice?

Yes you can. It makes it much easier to get kids to drink it. Make sure you give them the real juice, and nothing artificial. The vitamins in the juice will be helpful as well.

What is the purpose of oresol?

I don't know the purpose of this, the benefits we can get from it, and the principles of drinking this.

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Can I give oresol to my 9 month old baby?

By baby is teething and he is making a lot of poo. Poo every day, and a cold and cough. Can I give oresol to my 9 month old baby?. I have tried: I only give him a lot of water, but sometimes he is refusing to drink. I think it was caused by: He is teething.

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