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Fluids for Gastroenteritis


Fluids that are good for children with diarrhea and vomiting include unflavored or flavored oral rehydration solutions.
These fluids have the right amount of water, sugar and salt that your child needs.
Other choices, such as soft drinks, juices or Kool-Aid have too much sugar and can make the diarrhea worse.
Also do not give just plain water, tea, or chicken broth.
Juices with a high sorbitol content, like apple juice and pear juice, should be especially avoided, as they can also make the diarrhea worse.
White grape juice is a better alternative if you child won't tolerate an oral rehydration solution.


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