Homemade serum is prepared by mixing:
- 1L of water,
- 3.5g of salt and,
- 20g of sugar
This type of serum is excellent for combating dehydration caused by vomiting and diarrhea, and can be used in babies and pets.
However, homemade whey should not be given to babies with exclusive breastfeeding, in this case the most indicated is to continue breastfeeding only to keep the baby hydrated. See what to do when the child has diarrhea and vomiting.
See in the video below how to prepare the serum:
In addition to preparing homemade whey, know exactly what you can eat when you have diarrhea in: What to eat with diarrhea.
How to make homemade serum
There are 2 different ways to prepare homemade whey and in doing so you must be very careful and strictly follow one of the recipes that we indicate below, because an error in the preparation can cause seizures in dehydrated children.
Homemade buttermilk recipe using a soup spoon
- 1 liter of filtered, boiled water or bottled mineral water,
- 1 tablespoon of sugar-filled soup or 2 tablespoons of sugar (20g),
- 1 teaspoon of salt coffee (3.5 g)
Recipe for 1 glass of 200 ml of homemade serum
This standard spoon is from UNICEF and is provided at any health post or in the pharmacy, free of charge.
Homemade serum preparation mode:
Mix all the ingredients and drink small sips several times a day, preferably in the same proportion of liquids lost through vomiting or diarrhea. An example to know if homemade whey is well prepared is that when tasting it it should not be saltier than a tear.
The duration of this homemade serum is a maximum of 24 hours, if it is necessary to take the serum for more days, it must be prepared again.
What is homemade whey for
Homemade serum is used to combat dehydration because it replenishes water and mineral salts lost by vomiting and diarrhea that are common in diseases such as gastroenteritis and dengue. Homemade serum is indicated for all ages and can even be used in dogs and cats when necessary.
Diabetics should not take homemade serum and seek medical help, as well as those who have severe dehydration. It is important to clarify that taking the physiological serum will not stop vomiting and diarrhea, it will only be useful to replace lost fluids and mineral salts. This is why it is important to follow all medical instructions to control diarrhea and vomiting.
How to take homemade serum
Homemade serum should be taken on the same day of its preparation in small sips throughout the day. In case of vomiting and diarrhea, the amount of lost fluids should be observed and the homemade serum taken in the same proportion after each episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
You should not drink more than half a glass of serum at one time and babies and children can take the serum in teaspoons.
Despite being very easy to make serum at home, there are also on sale in pharmacies some packages called Salts for oral hydration that contain salt and glucose in the exact dose to mix in 1 L of mineral water or they also sell ready-made sera to drink, this way is easier to drink and is the best alternative when you have doubt about the quality of the water to make the serum at home or when traveling with young children.
When should you see a doctor?
When diarrhea and vomiting are maintained for more than 24 hours it is important to go to the doctor to identify the cause and adapt the treatment, which in some cases may have to be done with antibiotics. It is not recommended to take medications without a prescription because it can be harmful to health.
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The high temperatures begin to feel and usually our way of dressing changes to be refreshed, but many times we forget our puppieswho suffer dehydration So hot.
If you want to prevent your pets from experiencing these situations, today I will tell you How a serum is made for dogs.
You will need to:
* 1 liter of natural mineral water
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 1 small teaspoon of salt
* ½ small teaspoon of baking soda
* Half lemon juice
1. Boil the liter of water and when the boil begins, turn off the heat and pour it into a glass container.
2. Add the other ingredients and remove everything to mix perfectly.
3. When you notice that the mixture is warm, place it in your puppy's water dish and go.
This remedy will help your puppy hydrate, although if you do not see any change, immediately take it to the veterinarian.
Remember that it is recommended that puppies Go for a walk when the sun doesn't feel so much to avoid dehydration or that your paw pads get hurt.