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Dear Colleagues,

I ask this question on behalf of another colleague who wrote and I quote:

“We have always been taught that, in the absence of ORS, a home-made rehydration solution should include sugar and salt. However, I was looking today at the BMA Family Doctor Home Adviser (2001) and it advises sugar only (salt is not mentioned). What do you make of this? (In terms of life-saving, perhaps there is a case for sugar-only because the incorrect amount (ie too much) salt could do more harm than good?)”

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