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A 23-year-old female asked about a male:

dehydration has caused my friend to vomit five or six times for the past hour. what can we do to rehydrate without inducing more vomiting?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dehydration: Use electrolyte restoring fluids. Start with a tablespoon every five minutes for two hours, then increase to a half a glass at a time for the next 4-6 hours. If that doesnt work head for the er because your friend will need iv's.

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