When Diarrhea Strikes: Guidelines in Treating Children
If these are not available, prepare the following solution NOTE: ***ACCURACY IN MIXING IS IMPORTANT!!!***
Table salt: One level teaspoonful
Sugar: Eight level teasponfuls
Water: One liter (5 cupfuls at 200ml each)
3.)HOW MUCH TO GIVE:
Amount given should approximate fluid loss. Roughly, one cupful of rehydration drink should be given for each loose stool passed; half that for small children. (Babies can be spoonfed the solution.) NOTE: LET THE CHILD DRINK AS MUCH AS HE LIKES!!!!!!
4.) WHEN TO STOP GIVING REHYDRATION DRINK:
Usually as soon as diarrhea stops or when thirst for rehydration drink abates. 5.) WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP:
It is very important for babies and children not to become dehydrated when they're sick! Use instead of juice or milk for diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. This will not aggravate a sick tummy!
2 quarts water (clean drinking or boiled water and then cooled)
1-teaspoon baking soda
7 Tablespoons sugar
1 packet Sugar-Free Kool-Aid
1/2-teaspoon salt substitute
The salt substitute and Kool-Aid are optional. Store in the refrigerator. Be creative; use your special Kool-Aid to make ice cubes so it will stay cool in their bottle or sippy-cup. Or, insert toothpicks into your ice cubes before freezing and make homemade popsicles.
NOTE: ***This contains sugar; it will eventually go bad (just like regular Kool-Aid), check any that has sat for a long time.***
***Infants under three months of age with a fever, or any child with a fever for more than three days must be under the care of a physician. Any child who is showing signs of severe dehydration (no saliva in his mouth, no tears when he cries, loose and sagging skin) must be under the care of a physician. DO NOT withhold formula for more than four hours, if your baby is breastfed and will take the breast, do not withhold it. DO NOT withhold solid food for more than six hours. Most important, listen to what your baby tells you!! ***
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5 teaspoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds.
Mix all the ingredients and store in a tightly covered, labeled container in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing spices above the stove, because the heat makes them lose their flavor.
For Insomnia: a Hot Bath.
A hot soak about 90 minutes before bedtime will raise your core body temperature. The subsequent cool-down seems to encourage deeper sleep, researchers suggest.
For Overindulgence: Pineapple. Eat too much? This tropical fruit is loaded with an enzyme that aids protein digestion.
For Nausea: Ginger. It helped Danish women in a morning sickness study, and it may also prevent motion sickness. Try some ginger tea (hot water with diced ginger) about 30 minutes before your trip.
For Colds: Chicken Soup. Yes, Mom, you were right -- studies at Miami's Mount Sinai Medical Center show hot chicken soup really does have a beneficial decongestant effect.
For Hangovers: Water. Drink plenty of water while you party, then more before bedtime to prevent dehydration from alcohol.
For Itchy Skin: Oatmeal or Baking Soda. Soaking in tepid water with a cup or two of oatmeal can soothe a myriad of irritations, including insect bites and sunburn, says UCLA Medical Center dermatologist Dr. Lenore Kakita. Also try a baking soda paste directly on the skin.
For Dandruff: Apply lime juice to scalp before every head bath.
For Urinary Infection: Cranberry Juice. It's even more effective than water for flushing bacteria out of the system. If you're prone to such infections, try a 10-ounce glass each day (dilute with water if you find it too acidic).
For Yeast Infection: Yogurt. Eating a cup a day can regulate your bacterial environment. Just make sure it says "live acidophilus cultures" on the label.
For Gas, abdominal pain Take a cupful of water with a pinch of baking soda and 2 TSF of lemon juice, stirr and give internally.
Boric Acid Eyewash
The following recipe has been handed down through my family. Boric Acid Eyewash is very beneficial in fighting eye infections, irritation from foreign particles in the eye or contact lenses, air pollution (smog). It is very soothing. Basically, boric acid creates an inhospitable environment in eye for germs and bacteria. At the same time, it cleanses and sooths the eye.
Purchase boric acid powder at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist for "medicinal" boric acid powder. (There is another type, which is used as a bug-killer.) This is very important!!!!!!!!!!
1 level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder ((((medicinal quality))))
1 cup boiling water in a Pyrex measuring cup
Small clean bowl or teacup
Boil one cup water either on the stove or in the microwave oven. (I use a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.)
Add one level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder (medicinal quality). Use a measuring spoon, not silverware!!!!!!! Stir until dissolved. Let cool to a luke warm temperature.
Pour ¼ cup of the cooled solution into a small clean bowl or teacup. Soak a cotton ball in the solution in the bowl and apply to affected eye, cleaning away discharge from the eye.
Throw used cotton ball away after one use. Repeat using new cotton ball until all the solution in the bowl is used up. Try to flood the eye with the solution and wipe face with a clean towel.
Cleanse both eyes with the solution to prevent the infection from spreading to the unaffected eye.
Repeat procedure at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed at night. Eye infections usually take two or three days to resolve themselves using this treatment.
Store unused portions of eyewash in the Pyrex measuring cup. Just cover with plastic wrap to keep it sanitary.