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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more


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Can low creatinine in children be due to dehydration?

Can low creatinine in children be due to dehydration?

No: Most of our "normal" lab values are from adults. Babies and young children should have a "low" creatinine compared to adult norms as they are normal for their age. It is not from dehydration. If dehydrated, creatinine may be high. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

Can I give my baby gatorade to treat dehydration?

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 more

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Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

No: Dehydration will lead to a change in laboratory values on blood tests but they are still accurate. Once the dehydration is treated, the other values will change accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I give my a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

Can I give my  a baby of 7 weeks old starch water to treat dehydration?

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

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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?

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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Can i give my 3 year old sports drinks instead of pedialyte for dehydration?

No substitute: No, many of the sports drinks contain caffeine and is obviously not suited for a three year old. ...Read more