Sickness and diarrhoea can be hard work to deal with at the best of times but these things are normally sent to try us and happen at the most challenging times. Anyone out there had a poorly child whilst flying or on a long car journey, or perhaps Christmas Day or after there has been a new addition to the family?
Toddlers can suffer from sickness and diarrhoea two to three times a year, and it certainly pays to be prepared. I’m certainly a be prepared for anything kind of person. My family used to joke that I had something in the cupboard to fix anything. I think I picked that up from my Grandmother, who always seemed to have a little stash of things to deal with most scenarios.
As a child, I remember our medical supplies were kept in a cupboard high up in the bathroom. As I got older I learnt how to open the cupboard and I used to like sorting the cupboard out. I remember these little white sachets with purple writing on them. They were Dioralyte sachets, and the brand is still going strong today.
Dioralyte is the number one selling rehydration therapy. It is clinically proven to treat dehydration faster and more effectively than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks. Dioralyte contains essential electrolytes (mineral salts) and works by replacing fluids and body salts lost as a result of acute diarrhoea.
Dioralyte comes in three different flavours:
Dioralyte is suitable from 3 months but always read the label and seek advice from your GP or pharmacist if unsure. Children, especially small children, can deteriorate very rapidly, so it pays to act fast in these situations. Children’s diarrhoea also spreads quickly so:
- Keep your kids off school until 48 hours after their last bout of diarrhoea or vomiting, even if they seem better.
- Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after using the toilet, and before meals
- Don’t forget to wash your own hands too.
- Keep the ‘sick-room’ and bathrooms clean and disinfected.
- Avoid other people using the sick person’s towels, flannels, cutlery or utensils.
You can give them Dioralyte™ or Dioralyte™ Relief, as soon as their diarrhoea starts, to help them rehydrate and start feeling better. You can find out more about the range and which product is right for you here.
Have you ever had a ‘Thirst Aid Moment’? A moment when a family member has required re-hydrating due to illness? Have you ever used Dioralyte to help with this? We’ve had a few situations whilst travelling before which are always a challenge to deal with. Probably one of the most spectacular episodes however was not long after our youngest little man had arrived. One very long night consisted of a newborn that was being breastfed through the night, one child being sick, one child with diarrhoea and the other wondering what on earth all the noise was about. The following day consisted of lots of Dioralyte, drinks and movies…oh and of course about four loads of washing too!
- It’s important to rehydrate from the first signs of illness so it can be helpful to have the Dioralyte family on hand to help
- Dehydration is the loss of water and electrolytes (mineral salts)
- The Dioralyte family includes Dioralyte, Dioralyte Relief and Oralyte
- Dioralyte provides the right balance of mineral salts and water to combat dehydration and rehydrates better than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks
- Dioralyte Relief includes rice powders to reduce symptoms of diarrhoea as well also being formulated to hydrate better than plain water, fruit juice or fizzy drinks
- Oral rehydration salts are recommended as good sources of rehydration in guidelines
- Even mild dehydration (about 2% loss in bodyweight) can cause a lack of concentration in the short-term, headaches and reduced mental capability
- Oralyte is a ready-mix rehydration drink formulated to hydrate better and faster than sugary fizzy drinks, undiluted juices and water
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