Define and Promote Home-Made Solutions--define clear definitions for
home-made solutions (tea, rice water with extra rice, etc.)
The first-level health worker, a community health worker who has a crucial
role to play in disseminating knowledge and skills for the management of
diarrhoea, as regards the use of both home remedies and ORS. ORS packets
should be available in adequate supply at this level and throughout the
entire health system. If this is not possible, maximum efforts should
continue towards this end and, in the meantime, as complete a formulation as
possibly should be used, recognizing its limitations. When potassium is a
missing ingredient, patients should be encouraged to drink fluids that are
rich in potassium (fruit juices).
Increased fluids and Preparation of home-made and packaged solutions. For the preparation of ORS solution the
safest water should be used.