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Are glucose-based oral rehydration therapy effective??

Yes, glucose-based oral rehydration therapy is effective treatment of dehydration. The goal of oral rehydration therapy is the absorption of water from the gastrointestinal tract; more water and sodium are absorbed when a small amount of glucose is present. Talk to your child's doctor about how to choose the right oral rehydration options for your child.

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