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How Can I Prevent Dehydration In My Child That Is Infected With Ecoli
Small sips: Small, frequent sips of liquids. Once ounce every 15 minutes. Popsicles can help too but don't use too many because too much juice/sugar can make diarrhea worse. Take your child to the doctor if s/he cannot keep down liquids, has had no urine output in 8 hours or has had less than three urine outputs in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids and Pepto: Dehydration from any cause should be preventable with attention to hydration with a balanced solution of water with electrolytes. It has been shown that patents with diarrheal diseases recover faster when they return to a normal diet as soon as they can eat food without vomiting. You should avoid most antidiarrheal medications except for bismuth subsulfate (pepto) because it binds the c diff toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oftentimes, yes.: Dehydration means "water loss" & often used generically to describe "volume depletion, " which is salt and water loss, and much more common. Avoiding heated environments or excessive diuretics, drinking plenty of non-caffeinated fluids, and eating healthily are important. If recurrent, this could be caused by a medical condition that requires further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More fluids: Water is good but if sweating heavily for long periods of time you need to replace electrolytes as well. Sports drinks are great for this. Beware that if you sweat heavily and replace that fluid with only water then you risk depleting your body's sodium levels. Sports drinks, maybe some salty pretzels are a good idea. Also, pay attention to urine habits. Urine output drops with dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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