A 30-year-old member asked:
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what will happen if you drink pedialyte when not sick?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
U will be hydrated: Pedialyte is simply a balance of water and the type of electrolytes found in our body.It is roughly like drinking a dilute gatorade.It has no special qualities to heal illness beyond helping kids stay hydrated.
Answered on Sep 29, 2020

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