What is ORS?

Oral rehydration salt which is a solution of glucose-based salt solution used in oral rehydration therapy. WHO and UNICEF recommend a single formulation of glucose-based ORS to treat or prevent dehydration from diarrhoea from any cause, including cholera, and in individuals of any age. Unlike other fluids, the ratio of the ingredients in an ORS matches what the body needs to recover from a diarrheal illness

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