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Table 1 Management practices of children with watery diarrhoea, at home and in the healthcare setting

From: Apparent overuse of antibiotics in the management of watery diarrhoea in children in Abakaliki, Nigeria

Settings Number (%)
At home
 Continuous feeding 118 (59.0)
 Non-prescription anti-diarrhoea drugs 31 (15.5)
 Oral rehydration solution 196 (98.0)
In healthcare setting
 Intravenous fluid (IVF) 185 (92.5)
 Antibiotics 173 (86.9)a
 Probioticsb 73 (36.5)
 Zinc tablets 196 (98.0)
 Vitamin A 163 (81.9)
  1. aUse of antibiotics was not reported for one child
  2. bA commercial preparation (Floranorm) supplied by the hospital pharmacies in the study area and containing live non-pathogenic Saccharomyces boulardii