ZINC & ORS

WHAT TREATMENT SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR DIARRHEA?

1-Do not use antibiotics! Most diarrhea is caused by a viral infection.

2-Do not use adsorbent! Adsorbents such as Diastop should not be used to treat diarrehea.They do not treat the dehydration.

3-Do not use antimotility drugs such as Imodium or Loperamide.The may be harmful especially in children under age 5.

DISCUSSION POINTS
* Only ZINC & AND ORS is recommended to safely and effectively stop diarrhea.
No other treatments are recommended.

* Antibiotics are not needed for most diarrhea cases and should be discouraged.

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