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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...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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My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

My infant is showing signs of dehydration. When do I call the doctor? My baby has been ill and is having fewer wet diapers than normal. I’ve tried to give her pedialyte, but she isn’t taking much of it. At what point do I need to call her pediatrician?

Call Dr. now: Signs of dehydration include fewer wet diapers, tears and saliva that is thicker than usual. Infants may become dehydrated in just a few hours. It sounds like you've done the basics-it's time to discuss the details with your doctor. It will be much easier to treat the problem early. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Does Gatorade help avoid dehydration? I have mild kidney failure and drink spring water too!

Probably not: Gatorade is an electrolyte solution that is heavy on salt Plain water is the best hydration liquid Gatorade was developed for heavily sweating athletes to replenish their salt stores and re-hydrate them With your mild kidney failure you should be concerned about too much salt intake which can lead to high blood pressure Consult with your doctor if you have further questions ...Read more

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I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

I have c diff for 11 days. On metronidazole for 8. Have only drank Gatorade. Dehydration. Can I drink water instead of IV?

Dehydration: Staying hydrated Is very important while dealing with diarrhea & C. Diff. Some water as well as liquids with electrolytes are needed. If you don't like Gatorade, an even better liquid for dealing with diarrhea is pedialyte (not as much sugar). Make sure to have frequent follow up with your doctor. If you can't stay hydrated by drinking enough by mouth, IV fluids may be needed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today i've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should i get gatorade?

What are symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration? I realized today i've barely had any water or liquids over the last few days and am experiencing heart palps, s& fatigue. Should i get gatorade?

Could be dehydration: Dehydration - dry mouth, eyes, skin gets dry and when you squeeze the skin on the back of your hand it may stay tented up when you let go. It can cause rapid heartbeats, dizziness and feeling faint. Normally i would say drink 1-2 bottles of gatorade or similar and see if this helps - you should check your temperature and see if you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can infant colic be treated?

Can  infant colic be treated?

INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask your peds. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cheese?

When can you give an infant cheese?

Cheese: Cheese can be introduced between ages 8-10 months. Make sure pieces are smaller than your baby's finger (also size of baby's trachea) to decrease choking risk. Careful also with melted cheese as it may also be a choking hazard. Consider also adding yoghurt at this age. However wait until 1 year of to add whole milk as a replacement for breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Can you give an infant anything for congestion?

Saline: Currently, decongestants and antihistamines are not recommended for the very youngest. Saline spray is a safe treatment. Consider an ENT consult to check for anatomic blockages and allergies. I recently treated a 4 month old with a congenitally blocked nose. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

What can I give to my 5 weeks old infant for colics?

Colic: Medications can be given but the question is will they work? Simethacone or Ovol drops can be tried. Gripe water has no proven benefit. General measures of comfort are the 1st line of treatment. All the best. This disappears with gut maturity in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can i give pedialyte to an infant that's less than 6 months?

Yes but,: If your infant is vomiting and/or has diarrhea you can but, you should consult your child's doctor first because young infants are more at risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

What needs to be considered when giving infant proparanolol?

The reason : Why is the baby getting propranolol? Taking the underlying disorder into consideration will help to clear this up. ...Read more

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Is it good to give antiallergy medication to my infant during common cold?

No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make them look less sickly (draining nose, etc.)they have no known benefit to the child during a cold & may thicken the mucous to the point it is harder to cough out. ...Read more

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Should you treat a cold in an infant or should you allow the infant build immunity?

Should you treat a cold in an infant or should you allow the infant build immunity?

Treat the symptoms: I'm not a pediatrician, but i think i can answer this anyway. There is no specific treatment for a cold; immunity to the particular strain of cold virus will occur no matter what you do. Treating the symptoms of a cold will not interfere with that process. ...Read more

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How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

How much concentrated iburpofren infant's drops should I give my 8 lb baby. Of 2 weeks and 6 days?

?? Why ??: This med is never given to infants that young.It can injure the kidneys. Beyond that, why are you giving a baby that young pain medication?If it has fever >100.4 it needs to go to the ER immediately. If you assume there is pain, consult with your pediatrician before giving anything, s/he may want you to bring baby in for an evaluation.Put those drops away until at least 6 months. ...Read more

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