Talk:Oral rehydration therapy spoon

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Flexibility in measurement[edit source]

It's worth noting that recent developments in oral rehydration therapy include the use of hypo-tonic solutions (i.e. more dilute solutions - less than the concentration found in the human body). This is also effective, but reduces stool formation. (See Wikipedia:Oral rehydration therapy)

Given this fact, it makes sense to say that it doesn't matter if the measuring spoon is a bit too small. If a "hypo-tonic" recipe is followed, it also shouldn't matter if the spoon is slightly big (as long as this doesn't outweigh the effect of the reduced concentration of the hypo-tonic solution. --Chriswaterguy · talk 07:34, 29 May 2007 (PDT)


Update: Note the cautions regarding use of such a solution: Reduced concentration oral rehydration solution. --Chriswaterguy 22:14, 11 May 2008 (PDT)