Use of soursop and sweetsop juice in the management of diarrhoea in children

Ifeoma Enweani
Acute diarrhoea is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Although oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is useful for treating diarrhoea, it does not actually reduce the duration of diarrhoea, and people turn to alternative methods of management. This often results in the use of antidiarrhoeal drugs (1). Cereal-based oral rehydration solution (ORS) has been a step forward and is effective in reducing the duration of diarrhoea and in reducing stool output by up to 35% in cases of cholera.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13235054.v1 fatcat:kmrtyl3sgjcjxa44isgwxv2u7q