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are ritz good for stomach flu. what is the best way to rehydrate after, and how can you tell if your dehydrated ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May need a doctor: A person gets dehydrated usually from vomiting and/or diarrhea, especially if she is drinking incorrect drinks or amounts. Tiredness and thirst are early signs. Mouth then gets sticky (instead of wet), eyes look a bit sunken, urine is little and darker, hands and feet get colder, skin color doesn't look so good, skin feels dough-like, etc... Small sips of Pedialyte every 20-30 minutes helps.

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