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tutaibabu

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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 02:59 am

All cases of diarrhoea should receive zinc in addition to ORS.
A uniform dose of 20 mg of elemental zinc (as zinc sulphate, gluconate or acetate) should be given to all children older than 6 months and should be started as soon as diarrhoea starts and continued for a total period of 14 days.
Children aged 2 months to 6 months should be advised 10 mg per day of elemental zinc for a total period of 14 days.
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