Many swear by a gastrointestinal flu still on the home remedy cola and pretzel sticks. Now it has been proven by doctors that the well-known recipe is more harmful than helpful.Gastrointestinal Influenza.
Gastrointestinal Influenza – and what now? When it starts to grumble in the abdominal area and the gastrointestinal flu spreads, many fall back on the well-known home remedy Cola and pretzel sticks.
A mistake, like Dr. med. Hans-Jorg Epple explains. The effect of the supposed wonder drug has long been controversial – that it can even hurt is new: Although the combination of coke and pretzel sticks obviously covers all the necessary fluids and minerals – the much too high sugar contentin the cola, however, binds even more water in the intestine, which can even increase the diarrhea.
However, other required salts such as potassium and citrate are completely missing. Cola and pretzel sticks are therefore not effective helper against gastrointestinal flu.
Gastrointestinal Influenza: It’s All About the Salts
But What Helps With Gastrointestinal Influenza? In the treatment of gastrointestinal influenza, especially the replacement of fluid and minerals is important.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends to compensate a defined mixture of salts and sodium chloride, sodium citrate and potassium chloride and in addition glucose, Pharmacy mineral solutions comply with these WHO recommendations and help reliably.
Avoid antibiotics, as they usually have no benefit in cases of acute diarrhea. An exception is when they are flammable.
Not All Home Remedies Are Outdated
Who currently has no medication in the house, if necessary, another home remedy. This also consists of common foods and at least approximates the WHO recommendations.
Add one liter of boiled water or still mineral water a quarter teaspoon of table salt and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. Add two tablespoons of sugar or honey and half a cup of orange juice. Orange juice contains potassium, but alternatively you can crush and eat one or two bananas.
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