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A 32-year-old member asked:

quickest way to rehydrate after slight dehydration?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Quick rehydration: The quickest way to rehydrate after dehydration is by intravenous administration of fluids. This is done in the ER or a hospital. If one is at home, drinking large amounts of fluids, such as water, will rehydrate a dehydrated patient in the shortest period of time outside of the hospital setting. The time it takes is dependent on the severity of the dehydration.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: For babies who need hydration support i recommend using pedialyte or a similar product. This is absorbed much more readily than gatorade which has a much higher sugar content.For older children i often recommend using gatorade or other sports drink to flavor the unflavored pedialyte if it makes it more tolerable to drink.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Drink water: Drink at least eight glasses a day of water. If your urine is dark colored, you need to drink more. If you have having enough nausea that you cannot drink much water, talk to your doctor about using some medicines to decrease your nausea. There are several that are safe in pregnancy. Drinking in small quantities many times a day is usually better than trying to drinks lots at once.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Does alcohol make you dehydrated?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes, a lot.: It blocks release of a brain hormone that regulates water loss.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do I know when a child is dehydrated?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tired kid with . . .: A child (toddler or older) gets dehydrated usually from diarrhea, especially if he is drinking incorrect drinks or amounts, or he simply can't hold anything down. Tiredness & thirst are early signs. Then the mouth gets sticky (instead of wet), the eyes look a little sunken, the urine is little & darker, hands & feet get colder, skin color doesn't look so good, skin gets mushy & dough-like, etc...
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
when a child is dehydrated he will not pass much urine as body tries to preserve fluids and i agree with Dr kwok
Jun 21, 2012
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if my child is getting dehydrated?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Many signs: If a child is getting dehydrated, one can notice absence of tears if crying, a darkening of the urine (tea colored), decreased urination and output, an increase in the pulse rate, a "sinking in" or softness of the eyes, doughiness of the abdomen and tenting of the skin and decreased sweating. A lay person may not know some of these signs or symptoms. Call or see your doctor if concerned.

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