PREVENTION OF DIARRHEA
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Prof. A. Gaffar Billoo, Saira Waqar Ahmed
Department of Pediatrics
Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
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Zinc is an important micronutrient for a child's overall health and development. Zinc is lost in greater quantities during diarrhea; replacing the lost zinc is important to help the child recover and to keep the child healthy in the coming months. It has been shown that zinc supplements given during an episode of diarrhea reduce the duration and severity of the episode, and lower the incidence of diarrhea in the following 2-3 months. Therefore, all patients with diarrhea should be given zinc supplements as soon as possible after diarrhea has started (6).
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