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best way to treat dehydration in elderly

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Simply lack of urine, dry mouth are good signs of dehydration. This is a short and simple answer.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Simple works too: If any adult is not peeing at least every 12 hours they are likely dry & will respond to hydration . This applies to any situation that would dep ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Absolutely: Dehydration is a leading cause of abnormal lab work in an elderly patient. Dehydration can cause an elevation in a person's BUN and creatinine. Thes ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many things possible: Many things are possible in life. It's hard to guess about what happened to a person, on a free public forum. A consultation with a doctor who takes c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
10 years experience General Practice
Turgor: You can check the volume status of elderly individual with skin turgor. The best site to check skin turgor on an elderly person is the skin on the cla ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
She needs help: And no longer able to take care of herself , then , if family is unwilling to take care of her , will find a long term healthy care facility
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Freedman
38 years experience Radiology
Antiobiotics: Iv antibiotics are the first line approach, usually levaquin, (levofloxacin) if organism is unclear. Most of community aquired pneumonia is pneumococ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Whether conditions..: ...Are drought or you are in the middle of a lake, the way to avoid dehydration is to drink lots of water, regularly. Drink clean water, not flavored ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Water: Surprisingly, water works very well for a dehydrated person. You do need to take in electrolytes, but you can get much of that with your food that yo ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
If she is properly : Rehydrated, she will urinate normally. If she doesn't, there may be another problem, like a kidney injury. Have her evaluated by the er if that's the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Conservatively: Management of a simple cold is best managed with gentle hydration, humidification of the air and at times otc cold remedies. Nasal saline for congesti ... Read More
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