Supportive Management

  • Keep self hydrated.
    • Take an oral rehydration solution (ORS) which include sports drinks (e.g. Gatorade) or the commercially sold Oresol.
    • A home-made oral rehydration solution (ORS) may also be taken.
      • Six (6) level teaspoons of Sugar
      • Half (1/2) level teaspoon of Salt
      • One liter of clean drinking or boiled water and then cooled
    • Avoid dehydrating drinks such as caffeinated drinks (e.g. cola, coffee, tea, energy drinks), as well as alcohol.
  • If with elevated temperature is due to heat, decrease it by doing the following:
    • Stop from the activity being done and take a rest period.
    • Get out of the heat, and into a near shaded, cool place. If possible, go to an air-conditioned place.
    • Move into a place where a fan is nearby.
    • Remove excess or constrictive clothing.
    • Take cooled rehydrating drinks – ORS or sports drinks (see above).

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Herbal Medicine

  • Coconut Water
    • For fluid and electrolyte replacement
    • For every 2 glasses of plain coconut water, add 2 glasses of clean water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir the mixture thoroughly.


Consult doctor if any of the following signs and symptoms are experienced:

  • Constant vomiting for more than a day, fever over 101°F, diarrhea for more than 2 days, weight loss, decreased urine production (no urine in the last 12 hours), confusion, sluggishness, seizures, difficulty of breathing, fainting