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What is the appropriate quantity of ORS to be given for diarrhoea?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018
Question: Continue to my previous query with Dr Dipanshu XXXXXXX due to continuing potty like water, I went to doctor and he said... it is cold diarrhoea. For ORS, how much quantity can I give it her and at what frequency? She usually takes Similac soya milk , can I give it her, if yes, what should be quantity and frequency. Pl suggest
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
ORS needs to be given

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I would need to know the body weight of your child. In the first hour, you need to give 20ml/kg/hr i.e. assuming a body weight of 10 kg, your child needs 200 ml of ORS in the first hour.

Thereafter, over the next 6-8 hours, it is 10ml/kg/hr or 100 ml per hour. Thereafter, it is as per assessment.

You can give Similac Soya milk. No specifications about the amount and you can give it as per your discretion.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
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What is the appropriate quantity of ORS to be given for diarrhoea?

Brief Answer: ORS needs to be given Detailed Answer: Hi, I would need to know the body weight of your child. In the first hour, you need to give 20ml/kg/hr i.e. assuming a body weight of 10 kg, your child needs 200 ml of ORS in the first hour. Thereafter, over the next 6-8 hours, it is 10ml/kg/hr or 100 ml per hour. Thereafter, it is as per assessment. You can give Similac Soya milk. No specifications about the amount and you can give it as per your discretion. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Dr. Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician