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My son is 2 months and I was told to give him pedialyte for dehydration but don't know how many ounces to give him? Do I dilute it?
Here are some...: For a precise answer, this Q should be referred to a pediatrician or closely follow the recommendation and instruction from product label, and see how he may drink or respond if he is indeed dehydrated. To sort things out properly for possible dehydration and possible need for giving pedialyte, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more
Yes & no: The gatoraid by itself is not designed for babies & is generally too sugary & concentrated for them.I sometimes recommend its use in kids over 6m mixed half & half with water until parents can get another product. Products like pedialyte are lytren are more suited for infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Add sugar: Your baby must be well enough to suck and swallow. Sugar water is highly recommended for infant dehydration. Starch requires digestion. Simple sugar is faster. A pinch of salt or baking soda is also helpful. You may place drops of sugar water on the tongue or under the tongue. Then help your baby suck from a bottle that you have made. If this seems ineffective, take your baby to a clinic ...Read more
When a person goes to the hospital for dehydration, how do the nurses/ doctors determine how much fluids to give them in their iv?
Depends on: The amount of fluid to be infused IV depends upon the degree of dehyration. ...Read more
If I drink a lot of water or gorteraid I still feel dehydration and I don't know what to do my BP been running low can my condition effect this?
What condition?: If you are suffering extreme thirst, definitely check your blood sugar to rule out diabetes. A visit to your physician is in order. We certainly need more details about your past history of syncope to give more advice here. But in general, a low blood pressure and history of syncope would not cause extreme thirst! ...Read more
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