Dr. Sheila Kilbane has shared that there is actually an alternative, and it’s a well-known recipe provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) called Oral Rehydration Salts/Solution (ORS). There are some developing countries that don't have a Walgreens "right around the corner" to pick up a quart of Pedialyte.
Disclaimer: This recipe is recommended for children who are older than 1, generally healthy with properly functioning kidneys, and not experiencing severe dehydration or high fever (which would probably require direct medical attention anyhow). And, as always, follow your own doctor’s advice over anything you find on the internet!
Homemade Pedialyte Recipe Mix together:
- 1 quart water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
That's it! Drink or tube to your hearts content.
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