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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in 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 53-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No.: As with everything in life, moderation is good. Pedialyte is sort of like expensive, bad tasting gatorade.
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