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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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Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...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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I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow. Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte

I will be cycling a 62 miles event tomorrow.  Is it safe to use salt tablets to prevent dehydratation and how much? I will have gatorade and pedialyte

Dehydration: If you use gatorade and plenty of water, i would not advise using salt tablets. It can increase the sodium levels in your body especially when your body water content is low due to dehydration. ...Read more

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My dr told me im dehydrated and need gatorade vs water.I already drink lots of water. I don't like all the sugar.How do I rehydrate without the sugar?

My dr told me im dehydrated and need gatorade vs water.I already drink lots of water. I don't like all the sugar.How do I rehydrate without the sugar?

Need more info: Everything depends on what you mean by "lots of water". Did the doctor do nay blood tests? Normal water intake daily should be about 70 ounces of water daily unless you like in a very warm climate where you may need more water intake.If your water intake meets those requirements then please consult with a nephrologist, a doctor who deals with the chemistry of the kidney. ...Read more

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Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Dehydration : you are dehydrated ,and you might be having the beginning of the heat stroke.you need garerade and salt water and a lot of smart water. Try when you are outdoor to avoid all alcoholic drink and minimize sodas it will increase the chance of dehydration and the chance of heat stroke ...Read more

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Okay I donate plasma at the plasma center they say my veins are really small so I have to drink a lot of water and I am not a water fan and can't drink a lot of water im always dehydrated what else could it mean? But I drink gatorade

Okay I donate plasma at the plasma center they say my veins are really small so I have to drink a lot of water and I am not a water fan and can't drink a lot of water im always dehydrated what else could it mean? But I drink gatorade

Hydration, heat: Proper hydration gives you the best chance to have your veins full, ready for venipuncture. Drinking fluids which do not have caffeine helps, and applying heat to your arms for several minutes may help to dilate the veins. A bean bag placed in the microwave for several minutes will be warm enough for this. ...Read more

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I've been dehydrated, increased urination, and feel way too hot since starting beta blockers. Can't retain any fluids, and will get faint if not guzzling water/Gatorade. What does this sound like?

I've been dehydrated, increased urination, and feel way too hot since starting beta blockers.  Can't retain any fluids, and will get faint if not guzzling water/Gatorade.  What does this sound like?

Talk to your doctor: Theoretically speaking, beta blockers, by inhibiting sympathetic functions, could cause unopposed parasympathetic functions. Talk to your doctor about a trial of stopping it a few days to see if symptoms resolve. However, maybe you have another problem unrelated to beta blocker. Have you been checked for diabetes? ...Read more

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I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated ? Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

I drink water and gatorade all day so why would my calves be cramping as if dehydrated ?  Blood sugar have anything to do with it? Electrolytes normal

Restless legs: You may have restless, egs syndrome, the cause of which is unknown. Check with your doctor and have him check your blood ferritin level there is a relationship between RLS and ferritin levels. ...Read more

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My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated my body just not accepting the flu

My pap came back unormal i went back to the dr cause i fell sick light headed felling like i can pass out the dr said im dehydrated since then i been  drink water and gatorade and no change the same im still dehydrated  my body  just not accepting the flu

First, : First, your abnormal pap smear wouldn't have anything to do with your dizziness. Your doctor should talk with you about what comes next to deal with this issue. Now, your dizziness could be caused by any number of problems. One way to tell if you're really dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If you're emptying your bladder several times a day and your urine is pale yellow in color (not dark), you're not dehydrated, and some other explanation for your dizziness must be sought. Anxiety, viral illnesses, anemia, medications or recreational drugs, heart problems, metabolic disorders, and an array of other conditions can cause faintness. If your symptoms don't resolve soon, return to your doctor for reevaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am constantly dehydrated. Gatoraid doesn't help. My sugar is high, my dr refered me to a diabetes dr, but i don't see them till feb. ?

I am constantly dehydrated. Gatoraid doesn't help. My sugar is high, my dr refered me to a diabetes dr, but i don't see them till feb. ?

Water is best: Diabetes can cause dry mouth, especially when the sugar is high. Gatorade has sugar in it, so it is not a good choice for you. In fact, it is probably pushing your sugar higher, which, as i said, makes for a drier mouth. Rehydrate with water, avoid concentrated sugars of all types. Remember, there is a lot of sugar in fruit juice and soda, too. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe dehydration?

How do you treat severe dehydration?

Salt and water: Hydration with electrolyte rich fluids. the best electrolyte is salt or sodium. However, salt water taste terrible and is hard to consume. Therefore, in severe cases of dehydration, the salt or sodium is delivered intravenously directly into the veins as saline fluid. If IV's aren't available, taking salt tabs and chasing it down with water or fluids is one effective way to get lots of salt in. ...Read more

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How can I treat dehydration in adults?

How can I treat dehydration in adults?

Fluid/fluids in food: Water or other fluids are an obvious solution to poor hydration.Many foods also have fluid value and can provide a boost to hydration.Applesauce or similar foods are about 95% water, vegetables are around 60%.Just pushing up fluid value intake to the point they pee every 6 hours will do it. ...Read more

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How should you treat mild dehydration?

How should you treat mild dehydration?

Liquid hydration: As long as there is not vomiting going on- mild dehydration should be treated with oral rehydration liquids such as pedialyte. Plain water only is not good to treat dehydration because it can lower your body sodium and cause seizures Small and frequent amounts of pedialyte or rehydration liquid should be given until the person urinates or no longer is thirsty ...Read more

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How can I treat dehydration in children fast?

Hospital care: The fastest recovery from significant dehydration occurs when a kid is rehydrated with IV fluids based on lab tests that verify the type and extent of the dehydration. Minor cases can be managed by standard oral rehydration fluids given in small amounts frequently. ...Read more

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What are some signs of dehydration and what can you do to prevent and treat it?

Dehydration: It depends on the age. Infants will have symptoms of fluid loss in the form of vomiting and diarrhea along with poor intake. They will be less active or playful, irritable or when severe sleepy or lethargic. Decreased urine output is universal across all ages (dka is an exception; see answers on dka). Other signs are sunken soft spot in infants, and decreased or absent tears, dry mucous membranes. ...Read more