Sports drinks or electrolyte-enhanced water help to replace fluids and electrolytes to reduce the chances of a leg cramp. The primary cause of leg cramps is dehydration, according to Nancy Matsumoto for The Wall Street J... More »

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Quick cures for leg cramps include eating a banana, licking a bit of salt or pinching the upper lip, explains About.com. Another quick cure for leg cramps is to stretch the muscles of the leg. More »

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Most leg cramps can easily be treated at home by stretching and massaging the leg that hurts. Ice and heat are also recommended for cramps in the legs. Massaging the leg while applying ice is a common home remedy for cra... More »

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Sports drinks, such as Gatorade and Powerade, are formulated to replace some of the electrolytes lost during exercise. It's also possible to replace electrolytes with coconut water or with homemade sports drinks. More »

The best treatment for babies with diarrhea involves the use of an oral rehydration solution with electrolytes and fluids to prevent dehydration, according to WebMD. If babies are eating solid foods, they should avoid an... More »

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Diabetic coma is treated with insulin, intravenous fluids and electrolytes, such as potassium, according to WebMD. Diabetic comas requires hospitalization and may lead to death without treatment. More »

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Aside from water, drinks with added electrolytes can help to prevent dehydration. These beverages, commonly known as exercise or sports drinks, contain sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. More »

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