Are  those drinks available in uk or are there equivalents. With an ileostomy 3 hour throughput I have been advised to keep barley sugar with me to combat dryness prior to weakness.

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  • Hello Andy, Naomi and Arthur.

    This is Sarah - Clinical Adviser at Eakin. Thank you for answering queries and offering solutions. I just wanted to add a clinical viewpoint on hydration and dehydration. This can be a complex balance for some people to maintain especially in the early weeks and months post op. Everyone is different and will find their own remedies which work well for them. There is a recommended solution called WHO which gives the balance of salts and sugars 

    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar
    1 cup water
    Method Method
    1. Boil the water and keep aside to cool for 30 minutes.
    2. Once cooled, add the salt, sugar and water in a glass and mix well till the sugar dissolves.
    3. Keep sipping on it through the day.