HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCE CENTRE
DIARRHEA HOME TREATMENT
Prevent dehydration: Give Oral Rehydration Salts or the following mixture:
Salt and Sugar Mixture
1 litre of cool boiled water (the same amount as two ½ litre Coke bottles)
6 teaspoons of sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ a grapefruit or orange or lime
Stir rapidly and give the affected person an amount as listed below, after each bowel motion.
A child less than 2 years old: 2-3 ounces, or 60 ml
A child older than 2 years: 3-4 ounces or 90 ml
An adult: as much as is tolerated.
If diarrhea continues heavily after 6 hours the person should be taken to the Health Centre / health care provider immediately.
Do not stop feeding the child/person. Use foods like boiled rice, porridge, soup and coconut water.
If the affected person is vomiting, discontinue mixture and contact your health care provider for further advice.
Prevention: Always wash hands
1. Before eating 4. After changing a child’s pamper
2. After using the toilet 5. Before feeding children
3. Keep kitchen utensils clean 6.Dispose garbage by burying, burning or using the collection service.