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A male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
53 years experience Neonatology
Pedialyte: is the choice to replace the electrolytes that he is losing it when he has diarrhea and vomiting. this probably is a virus that has caused it during d ... Read More

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: But why are you giving your child pedialyte? Is she dehydrated? Is she vomiting and can't keep anything down? If this is the case and if severely ... Read More
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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
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: If she 's been on pedialyte because of gastroenteritis and been tolerating well, formula should be introduced, maybe smaller amount often to be sure s ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: As a short term fix this is okay. If your home is on an approved city water supply & you drink from the tap, it is okay to use with formula powder ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Pedialyte is a safe fluid for oral hydration when a kid can tolerate the oral route.It is essentially has the same effect as IV fluid at the hospital. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Same as formula: Pedialyte is an oral rehydration solution that will give your baby electrolytes and fluids. It is meant for hydration and not for nutrition and is no ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Dehydration: Less than 5 wet diapers in 24 hours in a baby is suggestive of dehydration, which babies do not tolerate well. If oral rehydration with an electrolyte ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Immediately: If this is related to a typical viral vomiting illness in the child, then immediately. The key is to give small amounts at a time, then gradually inc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Diarrhea: it is ok to let sleep alittle bit to get her some rest. Then wake her up and give her pedialyte. Make sure about how many wet diapers she has to make ... Read More

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