If you lose liquids during diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating, especially to children there is serious health risks.
Dehydration can be life threatening and is a common cause of death worldwide in many diseases, especially among heavy diarrheal cases.
Dehydration can cause disruption of the internal balance of the body, leading to internal organ failure.
Rehydration is a medical procedure whose task is to replace lost amount of liquids, salts and nutrients to the body.
Added water to the body
Replenish lost electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chlorides)
Compensate the loss of energy (glucose)
For the purposes of rehydration, oral rehydration solutions are used (Rehydration Oral Solution - ORS). It has precisely defined composition that meets the requirements of modern medicine.
Specific European conditions corresponds best with composition recommended by ESPGHAN.
During diarrhea, fever or vomiting, your body loosing water, electrolytes and energy.
For early recovery and elimination of complications is necessary to deliver these substances back to the body.
Rehydration solution should be provided for this purpose, but with well-defined composition only.
For children rehydration strictly avoid to use coke, fruit juice or tea.
Rehydration suitable for adults with the composition recommended by the World Health Organisation. Particularly is suitable mostly for developing countries, where dehydration is a common life-threatening factor. Its formula does not take into account the specificities of the European population, especially children.
Solution is a solution with the composition recommended by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). From the WHO solution it differs by composition adapted to the needs of the European pediatric population.
Corresponds to the composition of the solution ESPGHAN
Constantly monitoring the condition of the patient (symptoms of dehydration). In case of deterioration seek for medical help.
Serving the ESPGHAN ORS (Enhydrol®) cooled using a teaspoon.
To achieve that a child do not refuse to accept the solution.
Natural banana flavor of Enhydrol® helps children to better solution intake. This pure and natural flavor component is designed not to affect the composition or osmolality of the solution.
Never flavors ORS by syrups or fruit juices, you will disrupt the accurate composition.
Acute diarrheal disease of infants and toddlers should always be evaluated by a medical doctor as well as severely ongoing disease of older children. Your doctor will assess the degree of dehydration and general condition of the patient.
Basic treatment of diarrheal disease is to prevent dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for renal function, but also other organs.
During treatment, always be sure of adequate fluid intake (adults at least 3-3.5 liters a day) and follow the dietary intervention (ideal is an older white bread, crackers, boiled rice or steamed carrots.
Basic treatment of diarrheal disease is to prevent dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for renal function, but also other internal organs.
The child is smaller, the more is the risk of acute diarrhea complications. Infant loosing liquids much faster than older child or adult. Treatment is therefore based on fast compensation of water and minerals loss, and realimentation in the form of a well-tolerated foods. Some probiotics (such as Saccharomyces boulardii) helps to shorten the duration of diarrhea, improves the course of the disease and prevent its early return.
Acute diarrheal diseases in our country are usually manageable very easily and the majority of them are solvable on outpatient basis under a medical supervision. The treatment is chosen according to the state of hydration of the child (or the degree of its dehydration). Severe ongoing disease with severe dehydration must always be treated in a hospital.
In the event that a child with diarrhea is vomiting also, than is admitted to the hospital earlier and more often than a child who prevails with diarrhea only. Acute diarrheal disease of infants and toddlers should always be examined by a doctor, as well as severely ongoing disease of older children. Your doctor will assess the degree of dehydration and general condition of the patient.
For breastfed infants
In the treatment of acute diarrhea never interrupts breastfeeding! Breast milk is administered to infants with dehydration for the content of substances directly safeguarding the intestinal mucosa. Enhydrol® is co-administered with breastfeeding.
The artificially fed infants
After the successful rehydration return to the diet performed using the same formula of milk, which the child was fed before diarrhea. Milk is served at the same dilution as before the illness.
For older children
When the re-introduction normal diet, avoid foods high in sugars and fats. It is recommended a mixed diet of potatoes, rice and corn. A proven diet are purees made from peeled apples, carrot or bananas. Well tolerated is chicken, biscuits and older pastries.
Enhydrol® is a food for special medical purposes intended for rehydration for diarrhea, fever and vomiting for adults and children over 1 week of age.
Enhydrol® has a composition corresponding to the requirements ESPGHAN with natural banana flavor.
Package includes 10 sachets for oral solution.
Taste of Enhydrol does not need to be modified, thereby the necessary precise composition is maintained.
The flavor is made from natural banana powder, contains no chemical flavorings or colorants.
With this special flavor pediatric patients accepts Enhydrol® better than non-flavored ORS.
|weight loss||< 5%||5 - 10%||> 10%|
|Overall state||awake, thirst, restlessness||great restlessness or weakness||drowsiness, cold legs and hands|
|Skin tonus||normal or slightly reduced||reduced||significantly reduced, standing skinfold|
|Mucous membranes||moist||dry||substantially dry|
|Eyes||slightly sunken outlining the dark "circles"||sunken outlining the dark "circles"||significantly sunken with distinct "circles"|
|Urine output||normal||decreased||decreased or missing|
Stir the contents of the sachet in 200 ml of drinking water (for infants in the cooled pre-boiled water for babies).
The amount of liquid in which the contents of the sachet is dissolved must be complied with in order to achieve the optimum amount of salt, sugar and liquids in solution.
The solution of Enhydrol® always serve chilled at 4-8 ° C.
The reconstituted solution should be used immediately.
During the administration, the patient should be checked.
If even after 16 hours of administration of the solution dehydration does not improve or even worsen, it is necessary to adopt a patient to the hospital.
reduced skin tension
dry mucous membranes
dark circles under the eyes
absence of urine and tears
In the case of observation of some of these symptoms you should seek medical help immediately.
Enter your children body weight:
Enter grade of dehydration:Determination of the dehydration grade
How many times have your child diarrheal stools for the last 4 hours:
During following 4 hours you should serve in small doses total of ml cold Enhydrol solution.
On each watery stool add the extra ml Enhydrol solution.