A 39-year-old member asked:
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how does pedialyte work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 frequent amounts, rather than through a tube in a vein. Since it requires no digestive work, it allows your gut to rest and heal while it is being used.
Answered on Feb 22, 2020
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