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Dehydration

Why electrolytes are so important

There is much talk about electrolytes and how important it is to not lose or overdo them. But do you know what electrolytes actually are and why they are so vital to the body?

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. Find out the causes of these symptoms in babies and adults, and more about diagnosis and treatment.

Nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting have many possible causes, and are not always related to disease of the gastro-intestinal tract.

Is your child dehydrated?

Dehydration is very common among children and can be life-threatening, particularly when caused by diarrhoea or gastroenteritis. Use this table to check for dehydration levels.

How is dehydration treated?

Taking extra fluids by mouth is the obvious treatment for dehydration and the drinking of water or other liquids is recommended.

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