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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.
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pedialyte: Adults?: Yes. I have a lot of patients who when they were sick chose this product to help they stay hydrated...There are even some products that try to play o ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Expensive for effect: Pedialyte is designed for infants and small children with specific metabolic needs during vomiting or diarrhea.For adults, it poses no risk. You can g ... Read More
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
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
For all ages,but: Pedialyte is a rehydration solution that is balanced to the specific needs of infants and children but can be used by all. However, the average adult ... Read More
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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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience Psychiatry
Not really.: If the child has healthy kidneys, it will get rid of extra water and electrolytes that it doesn't need.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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No.: As with everything in life, moderation is good. Pedialyte is sort of like expensive, bad tasting gatorade.
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