528. What (else) was given to treat the diarrhoea? Anything else?
RECORD ALL TREATMENTS GIVEN.
PILL OR SYRUP
OTHER (NOT ANTIBIOTIC, ANTIMOTILITY, OR ZINC) C
UNKNOWN PILL OR SYRUP D
UNKNOWN INJECTION G
INTRAVENOUS (IV) H
HOME REMEDY/HERBAL MEDICINE I
OTHER (SPECIFY) ________X
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
For surviving children under age 5 who had diarrhea in the past 2 weeks, DIAGIVZINC (H15E) indicates whether the child was given zinc to treat this illness.
The World Health Organization reports here [URL omitted from DDI.] that "Zinc supplementation has been found to reduce the duration and severity of diarrheal episodes and the likelihood of subsequent infections for 2-3 months."