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Traditionally, beverages with high sugar content have been discouraged for children who are dehydrated because of their potential to induce osmotic diarrhea. Recent studies have found this effect to be minimal and dilute apple juice has shown to be effective to treat gastroenteritis.
Oral administration of dilute apple juice instead of electrolyte-containing oral rehydration solutions (ORS) is recommended for children aged between six months and five years who have mild dehydration due to gastroenteritis.
In addition to having greater availability than ORS, dilute apple juice also tastes better, which results in greater intake and reduced need for intravenous hydration.
Apple juice should be diluted with water to achieve a 50:50 mix and children should be given 10mL/kg for each episode of diarrhoea or 2mL/kg for each episode of vomiting.
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