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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)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is 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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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 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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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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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 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