Role And Barriers of Using Zinc And ORS Combined in Diarrheal Diseases among Under Five Children: A Narrative Review
Keywords:Role, Barriers, Zinc, ORS, Diarrhea, Under 5 children
India has the highest burden of diarrhea among under-five children globally. In 2004, UNICEF and WHO revised recommendations to include zinc in ORS as a treatment for diarrhea. This narrative review illustrates on therole and effects of Zinc with ORS in diarrheal diseases and also barriers associated with their usage among under-five children. This paper highlights both promising areas and gaps that need to be addressed through future research. Zinc supplementation along with ORS has shown a substantial decline in children experiencing recurrent diarrhea, suggesting that zinc is an important factor in preventing and controlling diarrhea.
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