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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Pedialyte is only recommended for a child with vomiting and diarrhea. Discuss the addition of water with your child's provider. There is usually no in ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Being baby to dr: Bring baby to pediatrician, vomiting in newborn can be sign of congenital disorder, you shouldn't need pedialyte for newborn, do not give it before di ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If a child this young is vomiting, you need to talk with the child's doctor. I would not advise giving pedialyte without your doctor knowing.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple fluid : Pedilyte is essentially the same thing as the IV fluid your doc would give to keep your kid hydrated. You just get it in through the stomach in small ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It's for everyone: Pedialyte is a oral rehydration drink that is fine for children and adults. One should talk with his doctor if he is having a lot of vomiting or diarr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of.: The oral rehydration solution is the same, but adults need it less often - usually for sports dehydration or very severe colitis such as cholera.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
No: Pedialyte is extremely low in calories. Because of the lack of calories, it leaves babies hungry. They will need to be fed more often. The pedialyt ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes but why?: We usually use pedialyte for vomiting and diarrhea to maintain electrolyte balance. Formula with water is balanced and has appropriate nutrients so it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is a common fluid supplement in infants. It is similar to the IV solution used in hospitals. It has little nutritional benefit but does help hydr ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,called gateraid: Pedialyte is quite different from the rehydration solution used by adults. It has far less glucose and a different balance of electrolytes. Gateraid w ... Read More
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